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Jul 13, 2014

Jonny Steele makes A-League move

Jonny Steele, right, scored six goals for New York Red Bulls in 50 appearances.

Northern Ireland international Jonny Steele has signed a two-year deal to play for Newcastle Jets in Australia's A-League after leaving the New York Red Bulls.

Steele, 28, has played three times for Northern Ireland, most recently in 2014 against Uruguay and Chile.

The midfielder played alongside Australia internationals Tim Cahill and David Carney at the Red Bull Arena and made 50 appearances in two seasons, scoring six goals.

"It's an exciting new chapter in my career," Steele said. "I spoke to David Carney and Tim Cahill about the Newcastle Jets and the A-League itself and they both had plenty of good things to say.

"It's a growing league with lots of opportunities and now I'm just looking forward to getting to Newcastle and seeing for myself what it is all about.

"Having spoken to Phil [Stubbins, Newcastle Jets head coach] and Robbie [Middleby, Newcastle Jets CEO], I'm excited to be part of what they are looking to build there.

"I'm a hard working player who gives 100 percent every time I'm on the field and that's what I'll look to bring to the Jets."

Stubbins added: "Jonny is an established player who comes to us at a good age and with good experience under his belt from his time in the MLS.

"His signing certainly adds strength to our midfield, particularly on the left-hand side and he's a player that is capable of contributing goals as well, which is obviously a very valuable attribute.

"We're very excited and happy to have Jonny at the Jets and we're looking forward to welcoming him to Newcastle."

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