Another homecoming as Jordan Murray, a former ISL Shield Champion with Jamshedpur, returns for the season

Continuing its spate of fresh announcements, Jamshedpur confirmed the return of prolific forward Jordan Murray on a one year contract with a performance based extension.

Murray's comeback is a significant and in line with Head Coach Khalid Jamil’s ambitions to continue and strengthen the squad ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2024-25 season. Murray was last with Chennaiyin in the ISL 2023-24 where he made crucial contributions in their run up to the ISL play offs. The 28-year-old's impressive credentials also include a vital role in Jamshedpur FC's triumphant 2021-22 Shield winning campaign. He is well experienced in India with a significant record of 18 goals and 5 assists in 3 seasons. Murray's return is set to add bite to the Men of Steel’s atatck.

Murray was elated to be part of Jamshedpur again as he said, “ "I'm overjoyed to be back at Jamshedpur FC! My goal is to relive the history we created together and perform at the highest level. The furnace is an intimidating venue for opposing teams, and I'm excited to be a part of it once again. Under Coach Khalid Jamil's leadership, I'm ready to give my all and prove my dedication to the club, my teammates, and the passionate fans.”

Jordan Murray's footballing journey has been a remarkable one, with the Australian forward now returning to Jamshedpur FC after a two-year hiatus. Murray's career began at Bulli FC, before joining the youth team of Wollongong Wolves in the National Premier League. He then made a significant move to APIA Leichhardt in Sydney, where he impressed with 43 goals in 64 games over two seasons, earning the Golden Boot in 2018.

Murray's talent soon took him to the A-League, where he spent two seasons with Central Coast Mariners. His Indian Super League (ISL) debut came with Kerala Blasters FC in the 2021-22 season, before joining Jamshedpur FC later that year and playing a crucial role in the team's ISL Shield-winning campaign.

Murray's experience continued to grow as he joined Thai club Nakhon Ratchasima FC in 2022-23, followed by a stint with Chennaiyin FC, where he scored 5 goals and provided 2 assists in a single season. Now, the 28-year-old returns to Jamshedpur FC, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a proven goal-scoring record.

Head Coach Khalid Jamil shared his enthusiasm about the signing, saying, “Jordan Murray is a seasoned player whose experience in Indian football is invaluable, and his ability to adapt to different striking roles is a huge asset. He's versatile enough to play as both a lone striker and a second striker. I've spoken to him at length, and I know he's aware of the competition he'll face this season. It's a crucial time for him to prove his worth, and I believe he has the talent and work ethic to rise to the challenge. He's a quality striker who can make a real difference for us.”

Murray will don squad number 17 in the upcoming season and is excited and ready to join his teammates for pre-season training which is scheduled to begin in July.

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