Jamshedpur signs former Kerala Blasters striker Jordan Murray

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Jordan Murray celebrates his goal for Kerala Blasters

Jamshedpur has signed former Kerala Blasters striker Jordan Murray on a one-year deal until the end of the 2021-22 Indian Super League season.

After signing for the Red Miners, Murray said,

“I am very excited to be part of Jamshedpur FC. To stay in the ISL was a big part of my plan to develop as a player. We have a strong squad and along with them, I want to give my everything to win silverware here and help the club and the fans with the success they desire and deserve.”

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After starting his career with the South Coast Wolves in the National Premier League, the Australian striker joined APIA Leichhardt and scored 43 goals in 61 appearances winning the 2018 NSW Golden Boot.

In 2018, A-League club Central Coast Mariners came calling for the young striker and Murray scored 7 goals and provided 4 assists in Australia’s top-tier league before switching to the ISL with Kerala Blasters.

In the 2020-21 ISL season, the striker top-scored for his club in the league with 7 goals and 1 assist to his name in 19 appearances.

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The sharp marksman from down under talked highly of his English compatriot and new head coach Owen Coyle and revealed that the former Chennaiyin manager was a big factor in his move to Jamshedpur.

He said,

“The Gaffer played a big part in the move. He was keen to get me on board, and obviously, the experience he has of coaching in the top leagues is something very few can boast about, and I am keen to learn from him.”

The Jamshedpur head coach Owen Coyle praised the club’s latest signing and his eye for the back of the goal.

The English manager said,

“Goals and more goals! With Jordan being part of our attack now, you can now see the quality of the Jamshedpur strikers whose intention is to score lots of goals. He is a great finisher and good with hold-up play as well to allow others to score too. Jordan is someone who keeps improving with each game and a great teammate to have. I am sure the Jamshedpur supporters will be smacking their lips to see such a fiery frontline this season.”

Along with 2019-20 ISL Golden Boot winner Nerijus Valskis, new signings Komal Thatal and Ishan Pandita, Murray would form a strike force that would threaten any defense in the league throughout the 90 minutes.

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