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Ben's forward move

Ben Holliday at Wolter Park after signing for Moreton Bay United.

New signing Ben Holliday says he is “ready to give the NPL another crack” after putting pen-to-paper for Moreton Bay United.

His first “crack” at the state’s top tier was four years with Brisbane Roar. That included helping them finish runners-up in 2021.

But the winger, who can also play in the “10” role, was played at left back for much of that NPL campaign.

Ben joined FQPL 1 Mitchelton last season, to get senior playing experience and scored eight times in 18 games playing up front.

Just turned 20, he has made the short move (8.5kms) to Wolter Park an “older and more confident” player ready to take on Queensland’s top tier.

“I felt I had a good year (at Mitchelton) and when Cam (Jets’ coach) reached out I thought Moreton Bay United would be a good fit,” Ben said.

“I have always had a lot of respect for Moreton Bay. It’s a good club with a good culture …. and I have friends here.

“Will Gullo’s been one of my best mates for years and was always in my ear about coming to Moreton Bay United!

“Now I feel I’m ready to bring the goal scoring from last season and try and keep that up at NPL level.

“I’m looking forward to giving it a crack and trying to cement myself in this squad as a forward.”

Coach Cameron Millar is delighted with the signing describing Ben is an "exciting young talent".

"I have coached against him for a number of years and I am very happy that he has decided to sign with us.

"Ben is motivated to learn, improve and be successful, he is exactly the type of player I want to work with.

"He has two years of first-team football experience and I am excited to see what he can do in 2023."

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