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New challenge

Jets' new signing Jeremy Stewart who has moved down from the Sunshine Coast.

It didn't take long for Jeremy Stewart to make up his mind and sign for Moreton Bay United.

"As soon as I spoke to Royce (Brownlie) on the phone I was keen to get on board. I wanted the new challenge," he said.

"Royce wants his strikers to play with freedom and to express themselves, which is what I want.

"My job is to score goals and hopefully I can do that for the team as I already know a lot of the boys."

Stewart had been at Sunshine Coast Wanderers for four years (2018-21) helping them win promotion from the FQPL in 2019.

It was that season, when Wanderers won the Premiership by three points from Capalaba, that he scored 21 goals in 20 games.

Before that the 28-year-old school teacher was at Brisbane Strikers, who he joined from Sunshine Coast Fire.

But now he's a Jet and looking forward to the first competitive match of the pre-season Inter Cities Cup against hosts Rochedale tonight, kick-off 7pm.

"The last six years I have played against Moreton Bay United and they have been fast, fit and play an attacking brand of football," Stewart said.

"That attracted me to the club. It’s that certainly something I like to do. I like to be on the ball, running at defenders.

"I like having the ball at my feet, I think it's my strength, trying to create opportunities and bring people into the game.

"But the competition for places here is good. Royce certainly has options in the final third.

"I didn’t have best season last year. I was a bit injured. But I’m feeling good this year.

"I want to get back to the form when I scored 20 in a season and we got promoted."

Ironically, Stewart will not have long to wait to see his former team-mates again. Jets host Wanderers in round one of the NPL season on February 26!

Jets' Under 23s are also in Inter City Cup action today at Rochedale, kick-off 3pm. On February 12 we face Gold Coast united and February 19 it's Brisbane City.

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