Flying winger has come "home"


Chris Swain back at Wolter Park, with Jets' technical director Adam Piddick. 

Swain "can be game changer" says coach


CHRIS Swain has returned “home” – three years after he left.

Moreton Bay United was Swain’s first stop after leaving Central Queensland who figured in the first NPL season.

“This was my first club when I moved down to Brisbane from Rockhampton,” said the 26-year-old winger.

“It was definitely an eye-opener coming down from up north, so I guess it feels like home, coming back.”

Swain had spells at Brisbane Premier League sides Peninsula Power and Mitchelton before looking to Wolter Park again.

“I had differing of opinion with Mitchelton, around the time of the Canale Cup final last season,” he explained.

“From there I had a chat to Pouria (Nabi, the Albany Creek Excelsior coach) which led to a conversation with Adam Piddick (Jets’ technical director) and week later I was signing for Moreton Bay.

“There’s only four players here from when I was last at the club, the rest are newcomers so I’m trying to blend in with the team.”

Swain said he like to “take on the back line, take players on one-on-one and get the ball in behind the defence" – just what Jets’ head coach Dave Harris wants to see.

“He has a great work rate, pace, love to see him in one-v-one opportunities,” said Harris.

“I knew Chris in the first year I joined, then he moved to Peninsula Power and last year Mitchy, but I’ve always loved his style of play.

“He’s dangerous and can be a game changer. He can score goals and create havoc which is great in the final third.”

Moreton Bay United Seniors and Under 20s travel to Wolves on Friday night for two pre-season matches. Under 20s at 6.30pm and Seniors at 8.30pm.