BANGKOK, THAILAND - NOVEMBER 15: Trent Sainsbury of the Socceroos acknowledges the crowd after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Thailand and the Australia Socceroos at Rajamangala National Stadium on November 15, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australian defender Trent Sainsbury has just secured a move to Swiss club, Grasshoppers Zurich, from Chinese Super League club Jingsu.

It is only a loan deal, but Sainsbury will travel to Switzerland, and will remain there until the end of the season, and his future is unclear after that. With minimal game time in China, Sainsbury’s move to Zurich may improve his from going into the world cup later this year in Russia.

As he may receive more game time in a higher quality league, he may even make his debut this weekend, against Lugarno in a league fixture as he will be eligible for the first time since completing the loan move.

Sainsbury hasn’t had a good run of obtaining game time since leaving the Central Coast Mariners after the 2014 season.

Since then he’s been to the Eredivisie for PEC Zwolle and post-Jingsu he had poor loan at Italian giants Internazionale, in which he made a single appearance.

Hopefully Zurich can give him the game time he deserves and even better have a good run of from leading into the World Cup finals this year.

The Grasshoppers are currently languishing at 5th on the table, one position behind their next opponents Lugarno and two behind old rivals Zurich FC.

With Sainsbury looking to tighten  their defense which has been in  shambles at some points this season, especially in their 5-0 loss to the Young Boys. If he can get the time to prove it of course.