The Wellington Phoenix have mutually agreed to part ways with midfielder Brandon Wilson.
Wilson joined the Phoenix in January 2020 as a mid-season signing, with the 22-year-old playing in five matches during the 2019/20 season – including two starts.
Wellington Phoenix General Manager, David Dome, says they have agreed to terminate Wilson’s contract for the 2020/21 season at the player’s request, so as to allow him to return to Perth for personal reasons.
“Brandon was a great mid-season addition for the club last season and was part of a dominant Phoenix midfield; he’s been well-regarded by the players and coaching staff and bought into our team culture from day one.
“But some things are bigger than football and so we’ve granted Brandon’s request to allow him to be close to his family in Perth. We thank Brandon for his contribution to the team last season and wish him all the best for his future.”
Wilson says that he greatly enjoyed his time with the Wellington Phoenix, which saw him initially move to New Zealand and then be based in the Sydney hub for the July season re-start.
“I really want to thank everyone at the club for last season, the players and coaching staff have been great and Ufuk has built an excellent culture.
“I’ve loved every minute of my time with the Phoenix and although I’m sad it’s being cut short, it has been great to have been part of a squad that created history; hopefully they can do it again next season.”