Former Cork City striker Roy O'Donovan has become Robbie Fowler's first signed as manager of A-League side Brisbane Roar.

The much travelled Irishman moves from A-League rivals Newcastle Jets as one of the most prolific goalscorers in the league.

O'Donovan admits that having the chance to work with Fowler was one of the main influences in his decision to make the switch

"I'm delighted to be given the opportunity to sign for Brisbane Roar," he said. "It’s an exciting time to be joining the club and the chance to work with Premier League legend Robbie Fowler was a big factor in my decision," O’Donovan said.

"Brisbane is a big A-League club and I’m looking forward to challenging the top teams next season and help to bring back the success that Brisbane have had in the past. 

"I want to thank the Newcastle Jets and all of the fans there for their fantastic support and wish them all the best for next season."

Fowler meanwhile is pleased to have secured the services of a player who has averaged a goal every two in his four seasons Down Under.

"I'm very happy that we have secured Roy for the next two seasons. Getting a quality striker with a proven track record in the A-League was a key position for us to fill," Fowler said.

"I was impressed with what I’ve seen of Roy so far and genuinely feel that there is plenty more to come from him and look forward to his contribution as a goal scorer and an experienced member of the squad."