Recent Port Melbourne recruit Bryan Bran believes he can lend his wealth of experience to aid his new club in its quest of making the 2015 National Premier League finals.
The 24-year-old central defender returns from Holland after a stint with FC Chabab, where he sustained a serious injury that ruled him out for a number of months.
Rehabilitation has been in full flight, leaving the tall centre-back confident that he can contribute on the park for Port.
“I’m very happy to be back playing,” Bran said.
“It’s been a long process through injury so it’s great to be back.
“It’s had its ups and downs. It started off really slow. I had to start walking again, jogging, the pool and all that sort of stuff.
“It feels like the worst is behind me now and now I’ve just got to the best for my new club.”
Formerly of Dandenong Thunder and South Melbourne, Bran knows the Victorian top tier state league very well.
Additionally, his time spent overseas is another string to his bow, which he believes has made him a better player.
“I can bring my experience attained in the last four or five years in the VPL,” he said.
“It was a great experience [playing in Holland] – I’m just disappointed that it had to end so shortly, through injury.
“Hopefully this can lead to another opportunity. If not, I just want to do the best I can do here.”