Western United confirms trio of A-League Men departures

Western United A-League Men

Western United can confirm that Jacob Tratt, Connor O’Toole and Nikita Rukavytsya will depart the Club at the expiration of their current contracts.

Tratt made 24 appearances in Green and Black after joining the Club at the beginning of the 2022/23 season.

The defender showed his versatility on the right side and in the centre of defence, and scored one goal for Western United in a 3-2 win against Wellington Phoenix in November 2022.

O’Toole signed for United on transfer deadline day in February 2023 and went on to play nine times for the Club.

The left-back enjoyed a special moment last month with his stoppage time equaliser against Adelaide United, turning out to be his final appearance for the Club.

Rukavytsya arrived at Western United just a month out from the beginning of the season, playing 15 times over the campaign.

The former Socceroo scored twice in the Green and Black, first against Brisbane Roar and second in a win over Western Sydney Wanderers in March.

Western United General Manager of Football Mal Impiombato wished all three players the very best in the future.

“I would like to thank Jacob, Connor and Nikita for the contributions they each made to our team and to our football club,” he said.

“We hope that each player departs the Club with fond memories and we wish them all every success in their next steps.”