Bridge was announced as the Wanderers' latest signing on Tuesday, just over a year after leaving the club for Chiangrai United in Thailand. 

However, earlier this July the Australian was forced into using FIFA rules to end his Chiangrai deal ahead of schedule.

The 31-year-old was a foundation player at the Wanderers, helping the side win the A-League Premiership in their inaugural season, before going on to win the AFC Champions League in 2014. 

He has played in three A-League Grand Finals for the club, and is the only player to win the Wanderers Player of the Year medal on two occasions. 

Bridge said: “I was raised in St Clair so for me to be back playing for this club, it holds a special place in my heart and hopefully I’m a part of it for a long time to come.

“[Wanderers coach Tony Popopvic is] a great leader, I think he brings the best out of his players and he definitely gets the best out of me so it was a big part of me coming back.

“As successful as this club has been in its short history, that Grand Final win has still eluded us so that’s definitely a massive driver for me this season."