A-League boosted by duo's return
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Australian international midfielder Nick Carle will return to Sydney FC after a 12-month loan deal in the United Arab Emirates.

Carle, 31, who played for Bani Yas in the UAE, has extended his contract with the Sky Blues, tying him down until the end of the 2014/15 A-League season, the club said.

"I'm really happy to be coming back to Sydney FC," Carle said. "I enjoyed my experience in Abu Dhabi with Bani Yas but Sydney is home and I want to finish my career with Sydney FC."

Carle, who has played 13 internationals, was with the Sky Blues in 2010/11 and 2011/12, playing 42 matches and scoring seven goals, and he will boost the Sydney attack led by Italian FIFA World Cup™-winner Alessandro Del Piero.

Striker Matt Simon will also return to Central Coast Mariners next season after a release from his Korea Republic club.

Simon, 27, has signed a one-year deal after he was released from K League side Chunnam Dragons following an injury-blighted season.

The player, who left the champions in January last year, said he was looking to recapture his form playing again under coach Graham Arnold.

"I am really excited to come back to the club," Simon said. "I had a tough time in Korea with injury. But it's a great time to come back and I am happy to be joining the champions."

Simon said working again with the backroom staff at the Mariners influenced his decision to return home.

"I couldn't quite get my body right in Korea, but working with the guys at the Mariners again was a big part of my decision of coming home," he said.