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Tony Rea delighted with incoming Eel
Mateo is set to arrive this week and could even make an appearance as soon as this Sunday at Griffin Park when the Broncos face Leigh.
"This kid has an enormous future and it's a massive plus that he has wanted to come here," commented Rea.
He's a wonderfully skillful young player and I know he is held in very high regard by Brian (Smith) and everyone at Parramatta."
He respects the work ethic and professionalism of this club and our players and he's jumping out of his skin to get over here and give it his best."
20-year old Mateo burst onto the first grade scene just last season when he made his top-flight debut with Parramatta having previously starred for NSW U/19's as well as the Junior Kangaroos.
Standing over six foot and weighing in at more than 100kg this young backrower/utility will add more than just size to the team, he'll bring youth, enthusiasm and a load of skill.
"He's got very clever hands and I know he rated Jimmy (Dymock) very highly. He's also that style of a player."
This Sunday's home game at Griffin Park will be the Broncos final home game for a seven-week period. London will be forced to vacate the Brentford pitch to allow for necessary annual pitch work.
Kick off against Leigh on Sunday is at 3pm. Book your tickets in advance and save - 0871 222 1132.