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Jack Duncan reunites with Jets in A-League

  • Jack Duncan reunites with Jets in A-League

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22: Francesco Monterosso of Adelaide gets the ball past Jack Duncan of the Jets but fails to score a goal during a round six Youth League match between Adelaide United and the Newcastle Jets at Hindmarsh Stadium on October 22, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Newcastle have enticed a second former player home within a week, recruiting Jack Duncan to join the fight for the A-League club's No.1 goalkeeper spot.

Duncan returns to his first professional club, having secured a release from Danish Superliga outfit Randers FC to sign alongside ex-Sydney FC winger Andrew Hoole.

With in-form Mark Birighitti's exit to pursue overseas opportunities, the Perth-born 23-year-old will be free to compete with long-serving gloveman Ben Kennedy for the Jets' starting spot between the posts.

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"I feel like I am definitely ready to become the No.1 (goalkeeper) - that's definitely what I have come here to do," Duncan said.

"I don't want to be sitting on the bench.

"It will be healthy competition ... it will challenge both of us and, hopefully, make us both better."

Duncan's frustration with warming the bench was the reason he left Randers, having made only a single appearance throughout his season there.

He started his career at the Jets, playing his one and only A-League match in 2011 before leaving to spend two years at Perth and then moving to Denmark.

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