Matt Derbyshire’s globetrotting looks set to continue, as A-League new boys Macarthur FC are lining up a move for the 34-year-old ahead of their inaugural top-flight campaign.

Derbyshire is expected to leave Omonia Nicosia after four years in Cyprus, where he has scored 59 goals, worn the captain’s armband, and become a firm favourite at the club.

His time in Nicosia looks to be at an end with Macarthur FC boss Ante Milicic keen to add him to their squad ahead of their first A-League season which will run from December to June.

The Cypriot season ended in May, with Derbyshire third in the scoring charts with 14, which helped Omonia sit top of the table when the season was curtailed with 22 games played.

Rovers title-winner, and ex-boss, Henning Berg had been in charge at the club for a year and was looking to guide them to a first league title in 10 years.

But that bid was ended by the Covid-19 pandemic, and Omonia, who also have former Rover Jordi Gomez in their ranks, could lose Derbyshire after four years.

Derbyshire arrived at hometown club Rovers in 2003 from Great Harwood Town and in his six years at the club he scored 20 times.

He also had loan spells with Wrexham and Plymouth, before a first taste of European football came with Olympiakos in 2009, first on loan before being made permanent that summer for a fee in the region of £2m.

Derbyshire spent two full seasons in the Greek top flight, before returning to England where he had permanent spells with Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United.

But it was Nicosia that came calling in 2016 and the next chapter of his career looks set to take him to Australia, with reports in Cyprus saying the A-League club are closing in on his signature as part of their recruitment drive.