The future of Jordan Murray is confirmed, with the young striker putting pen-to-paper on two-year contract extension that will see him remain on the Central Coast until at least the end of the Hyundai A-League 2020/21 season.
Swapping his tools as an electrician to be in football boots full time, Murray signed his maiden professional contract with the Mariners after a successful season at APIA Leichhardt Tigers in the NSW NPL, where he scored a record-breaking 23 goals in just 19 games.
Mariners fans will fondly remember Murray’s strike against the Newcastle Jets in Newcastle which helped the Yellow & Navy to a memorable 3-2 win away from home.
Jordan Murray who now has 21 Hyundai A-League appearances (11 starts – 3 goals) thanked the club and specifically the fans for making his decision to stay on the Central Coast an easy one.
“I’m very excited and looking forward to what the next two years will hold,” Murray said. “I’ve really enjoyed the time I’ve had here; my family is very excited and I’m thrilled to be staying with the Mariners and committing to getting this club back to where we should be.
“This is everything I’ve always dreamt of, training hard every day, learning every day – it certainly does beat getting on the tools. To be a professional footballer is a dream come true, but I know the hard work still lies ahead of me.
“To be a striker, to get that goal scoring feeling, it’s an addiction. To share that feeling with the fans is very special.
“The fans have been brilliant, I’ve had plenty of time to speak with them – the amount of support and motivation they’ve given me over the past season is incredible. To see them rock up every week is what puts a smile on my face. Seeing the fans makes you work even harder. That played a big part in my decision to commit to the Central Coast.
“This season for me has been a season to understand and learn as much as I can. Now it’s time to put it all into play. What I have in front of me is a rare opportunity. I’m very grateful, so now it’s up to me to give it all back to this club, to the fans and whack in a heap more goals,” Murray said.