Released by Newcastle United in June, Curtis Good has at last found a new club.

The Australian defender joined Newcastle back in 2012 and his six year deal only ran out this summer.

A policy of giving young players massive contracts has repeatedly backfired on Newcastle, with Curtis Good one of the latest to stick it out until the very end, Rolando Aarons looking to be yet another likely to do the same, currently just a couple of months into the third year of his five year contract despite having no chance of playing first team football.

After a six year absence, Curtis Good has returned to Australia, signing a one year deal with Melbourne City.

They finished third in the A-League last season and the former NUFC defender will be hoping to start and rebuild his career.

The league down under is slowly but surely seeing more former Newcastle players.

As well as Good, Steven Taylor has signed for Wellington Phoenix, whilst Siem de Jong is now on loan at last season’s champions Sydney FC.

Obafemi Martins has also been in talks with a possible move to Wellington Phoenix potentially happening but no confirmation as yet.

Melbourne City Head Coach Warren Joyce:

“Curtis is a quality defender who still has a lot of potential.

“With the support of our coaching staff and the rest of the players, Curtis has the chance to push and challenge for a place in the team and set himself back on the right track.”

Curtis Good:

“I learnt a lot over in the UK but unfortunately my opportunities were curbed.

“I’m motivated to work hard in training and remind everybody what I can do.

“I’m looking forward to competing for my place and helping the side push for success this year.

“This is a club with big ambitions and has grown a lot since I was last here – we have to aim high this year.”