Bury defender Tom Aldred to join Robbie Fowler at Brisbane Roar

26th August 2018, Fir Park Stadium, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Rangers; Alfredo Morelos of Rangers and Tom Aldred battle for the ball

HITC Sport understands Bury defender Tom Aldred is poised to join Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar.

Liverpool Former Player Robbie Fowler during the Liverpool FC Supporters Club Legends Appearance at Grappa's Cellar-Jardine House on July 17, 2017 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Robbie Fowler is set to make Bury defender Tom Aldred his first signing since taking charge of Australian A-League side Brisbane Roar, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Central defender Aldred is a free agent this summer when his contract at Bury expires next month and Brisbane Roar have offered him the chance to move to Australia.


Aldred has spent this season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell, making 39 appearances in all competitions for the club.

The 28-year-old boasts a wealth of experience having made over 300 first-team appearances during spells at Blackpool, Accrington Stanley, Bury and Motherwell.

Jermain Defoe of Rangers and Tom Aldred of Motherwell in action during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell,...

New Brisbane Roar boss Fowler is looking to bolster his side's defensive options ahead of the new A-League season and they have targeted a move for Aldred.

The Roar finished a disappointing ninth last season and Fowler is keen to reshape the squad as he looks to bring the club back to its former glories.

Fowler is an admirer of Aldred and feels his experience and leadership skills will be vital for his young side next season and he could be the first of several new faces to arrive from the UK.

Former footballer Robbie Fowler in action during the pro am ahead of the British Masters at Close House Golf Club on September 27, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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