SUNDERLAND defender Nectar Triantis has targeted more silverware with Nick Montgomery after reuniting with his former Central Coast Mariners boss at Hibernian.

The Australia Under-23 international won the A-League title with Mariners before joining Sunderland and has made three first-team appearances for the Wearside club.

“The team, the gaffer, the way that Hibs play were all big parts of my reason to come here,” Triantis told Hibs TV.

“I know a lot about how the team play through my time in Australia playing under Monty and Sergio (Raimundo).

“I had an amazing time at Central Coast, it was my debut season playing professional football, so to win silverware in that year was amazing and it has given me that hunger to achieve more.

“The gaffer and I spoke together and he showed me his visualisation for the rest of the season. Of course, we want to try to win the Scottish Cup and do as well as we can in the league between now and the end of the season.”


Montgomery was appointed Hibs boss in September and identified the loan signing of Triantis as a priority in the January window, but was ready to admit defeat before what he describes as a late change of Sunderland circumstances.

He said: “Nectar is a young player that I know very well from my time in Australia.

"I signed him for the Mariners and gave him his A-League debut as I saw huge potential in him.

“He was a mainstay in our Championship-winning team before joining Sunderland in the summer. Although he might not have played much this summer, when he has featured, he’s performed well.

“We have been chasing Nectar for some time, and although we thought he’d remain at Sunderland, circumstances changed last night, and we made a move to bring him to Hibs. He adds to the quality we’ve already brought in during this window.”