Roar skipper Matt Smith to become Glass act at Bangkok

BRISBANE Roar skipper Matt Smith's swansong against Adelaide United tomorrow night will be far from ideal.

The club's worst-kept secret was let out of the bag yesterday, with the 32-year-old defender (pictured) to join Thai first-division club Bangkok Glass.

The central defender, who has made 112 A-League appearances in the orange shirt, asked to be released earlier this week, despite having another 18 months to run on his contract.

The Roar received a formal offer from Bangkok Glass and yesterday agreed to terms to release Smith for an undisclosed transfer fee.

The release is effective from Sunday, allowing the two-time champion to play one last time for Brisbane, albeit in Adelaide.

Roar football director Ken Stead said: "It is a significant loss, but ... the January transfer window is a timely opportunity for the club to strengthen our squad."

Fernvale Lions need help to finish community hub

Fernvale Lions need help to finish community hub

The project is hoped to be completed by the end of June.

A journey back in time

A journey back in time

Vistors enjoyed a glimpe into the region's past.

Local Partners