It seems Joe Scott needed little persuading to re-sign with Moreton Bay United for 2022.
“The phone call from Royce probably wasn’t even necessary really,” the 21-year-old midfielder said.
“I was on board before that.”
In his first season at this level, Joe made 24 NPL appearances out of 26, scored six goals (four in his last two games) and had a host of clubs rumoured to be after his signature.
But Jets’ coach Royce Brownlie got it.
“There wasn’t a single reason (for re-signing),” said Joe, “it was the club as a whole. It’s like being in a big family.
“As a player, it’s always great to have a coach who wants his team going forward - that’s what makes it a really exciting time here.
“We’ve got a core of the players and that continuity is a big thing.”
Joe joined Jets from SWQ Thunder last November and played in our first Under 23 game this year, scoring four times at home to Redlands, before stepping up.
“Towards the end of the season I think I found my feet,” he said, “it was a step up in a lot of ways at the beginning.
“It took a bit of time to build up fitness and adapt to a new club, a new team, new players and new coach.
“Hopefully, I can hit the ground running next season.
“We’re starting back in January but I’d like to try and get out with a few of the boys before then and get ready.”
Joe’s career started nine years ago when he joined SWQ Thunder Under 12s.
He wore the yellow and blue until 18 and then had two years in America, playing at a college in California.
Joe came back early last year because of the pandemic and rejoined Thunder in the FQPL scoring nine goals in 18 games as they finished runners up on the ladder and in the grand final.