Jets re-sign Nordstrand after mass departure

Newcastle Jets have reacted to their release of six players by re-signing former Denmark international Morten Nordstrand for a further A-League season.

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Nordstrand joined the Jets in late January 2016 and proved to be a key member of Scott Miller’s squad in the final third of the regular season, scoring four goals in eight starts.

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The news comes two days after Jets announced the departure of six players form Hunter Stadium, including imports Leonardo and Enver Alidovic.

 


Nordstrand said that he is pleased to have extended his stay with the Jets, and is looking forward to competing in the A-League with a full pre-season under his belt.

“I have really enjoyed my time since I arrived in Newcastle,” Nordstrand said. “Everybody at the club has been really kind and friendly, and they helped me settle in fast so I could show my qualities on the pitch.”

“I am really happy to have found a club that appreciates me both as a player and a person, and am grateful that the Jets gave me the opportunity to come and play in Australia.

 “I came directly from holiday and had two training sessions before my first game, so I am excited to get the entire pre-season with the team.”

Jets head coach Scott Miller believes Nordstrand’s re-signing is a coup for the club.

“His [Nordstrand’s] technical ability and goal scoring record since joining the Jets is clear to see, and it is my intention to continue the recruitment process to support Morten in the attacking third to ensure that we can improve significantly in this area,” Miller said.

“I am confident that the club can attract players of similar technical qualities and desire to represent Newcastle Jets in the near future,” Miller concluded.

Attendees at the club’s annual Player of the Year gala on voted Nordstrand’s Round 20 stunner against Wellington Phoenix as the Jets’ 'Goal of the Season'.

“Honestly for me all goals are beautiful and it doesn’t matter how you score them as long as you do,” Nordstrand said. “But the first one I got against Wellington was special because it was my first goal for the club.”


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Published 18 April 2016 at 10:10am