Merrick looking for mix of youth and experience

An experienced spine, with youth and energy on the flanks, is Ernie Merrick's vision as the Phoenix coach prepares to put his foot on the pedal in his recruitment drive. Article courtesy of the Dominion Post

Article courtesy of Sam Worthington, Dominion Post.

An experienced spine, with youth and energy on the flanks, is Ernie Merrick's vision as the Phoenix coach prepares to put his foot on the pedal in his recruitment drive.

Tuesday's addition of Lewis Italiano as a back-up goalkeeper means Merrick can now focus firmly on outfield players with at least five signings to come.