Newcastle Jets has announced the re-signing of influential English midfielder Wayne Brown to a fresh contract through to the completion of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season.
28-year-old Brown inked an initial two-season contract with the Jets in May 2016, however is now set to stay with the Club for a further season on top of his original deal in the Hunter.
The crafty midfielder scored spectacular goals from outside the box in both his Hyundai A-League and Westfield FFA Cup bows, and thanks to his versatility and vigour has not missed a minute of any Newcastle Jets match throughout the current A-League campaign.
The Club’s number 10 said life at the Jets and in Newcastle sits well with himself and the young Brown family.
“I am delighted to have committed to the Club,” Brown said. “I have settled in really well here, I am happy on the pitch and most importantly the family is happy off the pitch as well.”
“The Club and fans have taken me in like one of their own, so I am delighted that it can continue for even longer.”
“We have got a great bunch of lads and I think that is key for us. We have got experience, we have got homegrown players and young talent that is eager to learn,” he said.
Newcastle Jets Head Coach Mark Jones described Brown as a “very capable player” and one who can help set the standard within his squad.
“He (Brown) has very good attacking instincts, is very tidy technically on the ball, but is also an aggressive defender who wins the ball and presses well,” Jones explained.
“He is a winner and the sort of character that we want in our football team. Wayne inspires others through his hard work, discipline and attitude."
Brown is set to travel south to Victoria with the Club’s Hyundai A-League squad for Thursday night’s round six clash against Melbourne City later today.
The former Fulham FC first teamer said the Jets’ focus is to return to the level of performance that they displayed in the opening three rounds of the campaign.
“I think you have seen from all the results that it is going to be a really tight league because anyone is capable of beating anyone on their day,” Brown said.
“We need to get back to the performances that we had at the start of the season and get the results that we did.”
“We are working hard on the training field day in day out, and hopefully we can start putting some points on the board,” he concluded.