Young Roar duo join Hume City

Young Roar duo Danny Kim and Jayden Prasad have left the youth setup at Brisbane Roar, joining NPL Victoria side Hume City ahead of the 2017 season.

A story on regional Melbourne paper Star Weekly suggests that the duo have been training with Hume for the past few weeks, with Hume City Technical Director Dean Hennessey saying the duo have impressed so far.

Kim – a midfielder-, and Prasad –a right winger- left the Young Roar at the conclusion of the 2016-17 National Youth League season.

In the recently concluded NYL season, Prasad made a couple of substitute appearances, while Kim didn’t feature in any of the eight games.

Over the 2016 NPL Queensland campaign, both were regulars in Josh McCloughan’s side, with Kim making 12 appearances to Prasad’s 11. Prasad however had four goals to Kim’s zero.

In the season opening game for Hume, Danny Kim was a second half substitute in a 2-2 draw with Melbourne Knights. Jayden Prasad wasn’t in the matchday squad.

Of the two, Prasad was the better prospect, with the winger earning a call-up to the Young Socceroos last year alongside Kye Rowles and Joseph Champness, who recently moved to Newcastle Jets.

The departure of both Kim and Prasad take the departures at the conclusion of the 2016-17 NYL season to three, with Joseph Champness recently moving to Newcastle on an 18 month deal. Add in Jesse Daley –who moved to South Melbourne-, and Harrison Sawyer that makes it five players who’ve departed in the last few months.

So far the only addition is Moreton Bay winger Finn Beakhurst, while Hayden McHenery and Joseph Duckworth joined the setup from Western Pride midway through 2016.

It will be interesting to see if this leads to more players making the step up from the u-18’s, or some of the fringe A-League players like Shannon Brady getting more playing time.

Brisbane’s first game of the 2017 NPL Queensland campaign begins away to Olympic FC on February 25th.

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