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Oct 02, 2017   |  12:00AM AET

Liana Danaskos signs on in Green

Liana Danaskos signs on in Green

Canberra United can today announce that Liana Danaskos has signed on for Season 10 of the Westfield W-League.

The 2017/18 season will be Danaskos’ second season in the W-League having played last year with the Newcastle Jets, and the midfielder has played the last few seasons under United Head Coach Heather Garriock at Sydney University.

The 22 year-old was Captain in Season 2017 and Garriock said that she will be a big boost to the team.

“Her positivity, worth ethic and leadership is something that is hard to coach and she demands the best from herself,” Garriock said.

“Liana will bring a great amount of consistency and athleticism to the side.

“She has grown a lot already from last season so she is only going to strengthen our squad and it will force us to make decisions on starting 11 positions; competition is healthy.”

Danaskos was an impact player for the Jets early in the fold in Season Nine, but forged a spot for herself as the season went on and earned four starts in the last part of the season and is looking forward to create a spot in Canberra.

“I’m hoping to cement a starting position and always be in the squad,” she said.

“I think I’m in a really good environment to better my own performance and push for that starting position.”

Danaskos will already have a strong connection with the coach from three years at Sydney Uni, as well as with a number of Sydney Uni teammatesand Danaskos believes it will be important for her this season.

“She [Heather] is a really good coach and she pushes me.”

“She knows me as a person and a player, so it is good to come into a familiar environment with her and she is going to push not only myself but everybody else.

With pre-season already a week in at the AIS, the squad is preparing well for Westfield W-League Season 10 and all eyes are on the opening round clash with Melbourne Victory on October 28th.