21/02/2024
The Bolton youth product has lit up the A-League in the first six rounds of the new campaign. PHOTO - Adelaide United

The Bolton youth product has lit up the A-League in the first six rounds of the new campaign. PHOTO - Adelaide United

After a prolific start to Adelaide’s 2023/24 A-League campaign, Zach Clough put pen to paper on Wednesday to a deal that will keep him in the City of Churches until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Leading the league in goal contributions this campaign, Clough has registered four goals and three assists, already equalling his tally from the last two seasons combined.

Add in a pair of goals in United’s brief Australia Cup run and it’s easy to see why the Reds were keen to tie down his future.

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The 28-year-old says he loves playing for Adelaide United and is excited for his future at the club.

“Ever since I arrived in Adelaide, I have felt welcome at the club and in the city — it’s a great place to live and to play football, and a great club with a style and culture that really suits me,” he said.

“We have a good mix of youth and experience in our squad and having come so close in the A-League last season, I know we have the ability to go all the way this time.”

Adelaide United boss, Carl Veart, says he’s pleased that a more settled Clough is now finding a rich vein of form in the league.

“With the benefit of a full season and strong pre-season behind him, we’re now seeing Zach come into his own,” he said.

“He is a smart footballer and brings a lot of quality and experience to our squad.

“Importantly he is also not afraid to work hard and get his hands dirty, which sets a great example for some of our younger players.”

Adelaide United sit 5th in the A-League Men’s standings after going down 4-3 in a thriller to Macarthur on Monday night.

They’ll be looking to bounce back as they return to Coopers Stadium to host the Brisbane Roar on Sunday afternoon at 3pm AEDT.

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