Western United has added quality strength in depth to its defence in the Liberty A-League Women with the signing of Tiana Jaber.
The 22-year-old full-back joins on an injury replacement deal following Aimee Medwin’s anterior cruciate ligament injury last week.
Formerly of Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers, Jaber brings ready-made Liberty A-League experience with a desire to make an impact at the top level again.
Upon arriving in the West, Jaber said she is eager to get to work with the league leaders and hopes to showcase her ability in the professional league once more.
“I’m so excited and grateful to be a part of the A-League again. I can’t wait to start working hard and keep doing what I love,” she said.
“I’m very motivated and honoured to be a part of this impressive squad. It’s every player’s dream to win trophies, so this chance is incredible and I will give it everything I have.”
Western United Head Coach Mark Torcaso said Jaber’s availability was the perfect solution for United and that he is confident she will fit seamlessly into the team.
“Tiana being available and ready to sign is perfect for us and I’m excited to see her join the group going forward,” he said.
“We are extremely confident in Tiana’s ability, her ready-made experience at this level and the strengths that she has that can complement our team.
“She has great versatility, is physically imposing and has quality on the ball as well. I’m looking forward to having her give us a boost for the remainder of the season.”
Jaber was a constant figure in Newcastle’s team last season, playing 12 times and even scoring the club’s goal of the season with a long-range stunner against the Wanderers, a club she debuted for as a teenager in the 2019/20 season.
She has since been in pre-season training with Bankstown City in NPLW New South Wales and has set herself up for another opportunity at Liberty A-League level.
Jaber joins the squad immediately and will hope to put herself in contention for United’s huge top of the table clash with Sydney FC at the weekend.