Goalkeeper Jack Duncan has been rewarded for his breakout campaign in the Hyundai A-League last season, the former Randers FC man penning a one-season contract extension with Newcastle Jets.
Duncan, who made 73 saves in 25 appearances last term, is now contracted to the men from McDonald Jones Stadium until May 2019.
The former Australian youth international was already contracted to the Jets for next season.
Until last season 24-year-old Duncan had played a largely supporting role as back up custodian to shot-stoppers at the Jets, in Western Australia at Perth Glory, and in the Danish Superliga with Randers.
However the gifted gloveman demonstrated that he can mix it with Hyundai A-League’s best last campaign, and his outstanding performances have earned him an extended stay with Ernie Merrick’s charges.
“With only ten teams in the Hyundai A-League it can be really difficult to break through as a goalkeeper in Australia,” Duncan said.
“I relished having the challenge of ‘BK’ (Ben Kennedy) last pre-season and then having a full season to establish myself in the team.”
“Next season will be about pushing on personally and trying to help the team win as many games as possible.”
“With Glen (Moss) coming to the Club we will have another experienced goalkeeper in the goalkeeper’s union alongside (coach) Jess (Vanstrattan) and myself. Us three being able to work with each other and progress and improve is something that I am really looking forward to,” Duncan said.
Newcastle Jets announced last week that the Club has secured the services of New Zealand international goalkeeper Moss on a one-season contract.
Current Newcastle Jets 2017/18 Squad
Goalkeepers: Jack Duncan, Glen Moss
Defenders: Jason Hoffman, Nigel Boogaard, Ivan Vujica, Nick Cowburn, Daniel Alessi, Lachlan Jackson, Daniel Georgievski
Midfielders: Steven Ugarkovic, Wayne Brown, Andrew Nabbout, John Koutroumbis, Devante Clut, Mario Shabow, Ben Kantarovski
Forwards: Aleksandr Kokko, Roy O’Donovan, Kosta Petratos