Striker Remy Siemsen has made a last-minute return to Sydney FC in hopes of advancing his case for selection to the Matildas’ World Cup squad.
A former Golden Boot recipient as the top scorer in the Women’s A-League, Siemsen joins Sky Blues from Swedish side AIK, whose season ended earlier this month.
She is expected to line up in Saturday’s Grand Final rematch against Melbourne Victory at Cromer Park.
The 23-year-old sat out Australia’s recent friendlies against Sweden and Thailand earlier this month but has made six appearances for the Matildas since making his debut in October last year.
“I’m excited to be back and I want to have a great season playing and training to get on this team (Matildas) over the next seven months,” she said.
“I love playing for Sydney FC, I feel it’s going to be a great season for us and we have another fabulous team.”
In his third stint with the Sky Blues, Siemsen joins Cortnee Vine, Jynaya Dos Santos and Madison Haley as a forward option for coach Ante Juric.
“It’s great to have Remy back,” he said.
“Remy has gained a lot more experience professionally playing in Sweden over the past eight months and we will benefit from that experience.
“I’m sure she will be desperate to score in front of her home crowd at Manly on Saturday.”