Greg McDermott, the son of former Liverpool FC and England legend Terry McDermott, is currently training with the Jets.
Greg McDermott, the son of former Liverpool FC and England legend Terry McDermott, is currently training with the Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets.
A product of the youth system of English Premier League club Newcastle United, the 21-year-old has made his way to Newcastle, NSW through his friendship with fellow Geordie and Jets striker Michael Bridges.
“I was at Newcastle United since I was nine, so I was there for about 10 or 11 years before I left during the summer,” McDermott said.
“I have some connections through Bridgey who used to play alongside my brother.
“I-m just here training for a while to keep myself fit and to see how I like it.”
McDermott-s father Terry played 232 times for Liverpool FC and represented England on 25 occasions.
The younger McDermott is a central midfielder and said he was enjoying the experience of being able to spend some time training in Australia.
“It-s been a bit strange coming to Newcastle here in Australia. Some of the places have the same names as Newcastle back home, which is interesting,” he said.
“It-s boiling here compared to England where it-s raining and freezing cold, so it-s much nicer here at the moment.”
The Newcastle Jets currently have a full quota of visa players.