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Jamshedpur FC sign striker Jordan Murray on two-year deal

Published at :June 26, 2021 at 10:35 PM
Modified at :June 26, 2021 at 10:35 PM
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The 25-year-old was Kerala Blasters' top scorer in the ISL 2020-21 season.

Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Jamshedpur FC have signed Jordan Murray, Khel Now can confirm. The Australian striker has penned a two-year deal with the Men of Steel.

"Jamshedpur FC have completed the signing of Jordan Murray. He agreed terms and signed a two-year deal with the club recently," a source close to the developments informed Khel Now. This means that the striker will represent the Men of Steel till the end of the 2022-23 season.

Murray's career so far
WATCH: Jordan Murray on what led him to Kerala Blasters, life before football and plans for future

Jordan Murray began his football career with the youth team of New South Wales-based Bulli FC. Later, he joined Wollongong Wolves, who feature in the National Premier League (NPL), the second division league in Australia.

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He began his stint there as a part of their youth setup, before getting promoted to the senior team in 2014. That year, Murray found the back of the net on 10 different occasions, leading to him signing with Sydney outfit APIA Leichhardt. At Leichhardt, the striker scored 43 goals across 64 appearances and also won the NPL Golden Boot for the 2017-18 season. A-League side Central Coast Mariners came calling for the 25-year-old later that year. He ended up making 43 appearances for them in the top flight across two seasons, registering seven goals and four assists. Murray also shared the pitch with Usain Bolt at the Mariners, when the latter joined the club for trials during pre-season in 2018.

Earlier last year, Kerala Blasters roped in Jordan Murray for ISL 2020-21, in what was his first-ever stint outside his home country. He ended up performing well in terms of numbers, scoring seven times and registering an assist in 19 matches. He was the club's top scorer of the season and is only the second KBFC player to score seven or more goals in a single league campaign.

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Jamshedpur FC's pre-season preparations

Jamshedpur FC were actively present in the playoffs race till the end of the ISL 2020-21 league stage. However, a few avoidable draws and defeats midway through the campaign eventually cost them a place in the top four.

The Men of Steel had to settle for sixth place in the end. Hence, they would be keen to do better in the upcoming season. The club have already made a few impressive signings like that of Komal Thatal, while Peter Hartley and Nerijus Valskis are set to stay for one more year.

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