New signing Jordan Farina says he is "nervous and excited" about returning to Moreton Bay United, the scene of one of his career highlights.
"It's because I’m the type of person who wants to do well, where ever I go," he said, after putting pen to paper.
The 30-year-old is back at the club he helped win the 2015 NPL Premiership and Grand Final - scoring a last-gasp winner in the latter against Strikers.
Since then he has helped Lions to NPLMPremierships in 2020 and 2021, national rounds of the FFA Cup and top scored for Strikers as they just missed promotion from FQPL 1 this year.
"For next season, I wanted to join an established team," Jordan said. "Somewhere I don’t need to rock the boat much as a leader.
"Just come in and do a job, whatever that is .... scoring goals or whatever."
Dave Harris, assistant coach in Jets' double-winning season and back in the role next season, helped put Jordan in touch with head coach Cameron Millar.
"It was a simple message, saying Cam was interested in signing me. That's it," Jordan said.
"I had a few things to weigh up. I have a young family now and don't live close to the area, but I've signed just for the football.
"I wanted to play somewhere the football was good. I’ve worked and played here before, I know a lot of the people here as well."
Coach Cameron Millar is delighted with the addition to his squad.
"Jordy has been a top player for a number of years now and has scored goals everywhere he has been," he said.
"He wants to be challenged, he wants to improve and he wants to be successful.
"Jordy is a top person and a top player and I know he will add so much value to our environment."
Maintaining his goal scoring record - which includes 22 in 51 NPL games for Lions and 13 in 17 FQPL 1 matches Brisbane Strikers - will be important next season.
"I played on the wing more when I was younger - including my time here," Jordan said. "But the last five years or so I’ve been a striker.
"I’m not as fast as I used to be, or sharp in terms of speed, but I have been scoring more goals."