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Tanesha's back

Tanesha Stanley, back at Wolter Park, where she played with Jets Under 15s.

After just one week training at Jets, Tanesha Stanley said: "It's good to be back."

The 23-year-old re-joined Moreton Bay United late last month looking to rediscover the form which took her to Brisbane Roar, Lions and the QAS.

An ACL injury put paid to last season, but Tanesha training hard and says she will be "okay for the first match".

That is today (February 9) when Jets' face Virginia in round one of the EV2 Women's Invitational at Teralba Park, kick-off 7.30pm. "I've only had a few sessions, but I’m enjoying it. It’s good to be back here," said the striker. ­ "I knew some of the girls here and its close to home. I played here before and I knew it was a good club. I wanted to get back.

"Now I really want to return to how I was (before the ACL injury). When do ACL it has to be a gradual thing." Tanesha, known for her speed, says she can play "anywhere upfront" but is mainly to be found on the wing.

She has played with Jacqueline Cashman before and knows Laini and Sharn Frier from her time in the Moreton Bay United Under 15s. “We are very pleased to have Tanesha for the season ahead," Macca Smith, Jets' women's head coach, said.

"She is a very bright attacking talent, who possess the ability to combine well and take on players 1v1 with her pace and technical ability.

“From her first session she has shown the intent and characteristics that we are looking for within the group.

"It’s great for the club to have another MBU junior re-joining after a journey that has taken Tanesha to the Brisbane Roar, Lions and QAS.” Tanesha started at Brighton Bulldogs and then joined Virginia before signing with Jets where she was spotted by Brisbane Roar and went to the NTC for four years.

The last two seasons have been at Lions - the second interrupted by injury.

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