Greg Stewart joins Jamshedpur FC on a two-year deal after his long stint at Rangers FC. Jamshedpur FC have now finalized all their foreign signings for the upcoming ISL season.
“I am so excited to see what this season has in store for us. It’s a new adventure for me and one I am really looking forward to. It’s going to be an amazing experience to work under Owen Coyle and give everything on the pitch to get silverware for Jamshedpur. ” – Said Greg Stewart.
The 31-year-old striker is the team’s sixth player from outside the country. To Clarify that Nerijus Valskis, Peter Hartley, Alex Lima, Eli Sabia, and Jordan Murray are among the other foreign players signed by the club.
After making his professional debut for Cowdenbeath FC. Stewart has gone on to play 140 games for Cowdenbeath FC between 2010 and 2014, scoring 40 goals assisted 19 times in the process. His goal-scoring streak continued after he moved to Dundee FC in 2014.
Stewart spent the majority of his career in the Scottish Premiership, which is Scotland’s first-tier tournament. Further, Stewart left Rangers FC in the last week of June. Further Rangers did not extend Stewart’s contract, Jamshedpur FC was among those who made an offer first and received Stewart’s approval.
Stewart’s impressive performance drew the attention of English club Birmingham City FC, who approached him and signed him in 2016. Unfortunately, the Scottish player’s 2016-17 season was not fruitful, as he mostly played as a substitute and scored only six goals in 25 games. In exchange, he was loaned to Aberdeen FC and Kilmarnock FC for two seasons in a row.
What Greg Stewart will bring in Jamshedpur FC?
At sealing a move to Rangers from Birmingham, he made 33 appearances under former Liverpool Steven Gerrard, scoring 3 goals while assisting further 7 times which suggest his high goal involvement.
Greg Stewart can play several positions with his experience in the European Leagues. And which will be an invaluable asset for Jamshedpur FC.
Stewart, along with the goal machine Valskis and Murray, will form a strong frontline for Jamshedpur. It remains how the head coach Owen Coyle employs him in the team.
“And of course, he had an amazing opportunity to play for one of the Glasgow giants which shows he has a strong and winning mentality.” – said JFC’s Head Coach Owen Coyle.
Jamshedpur FC is currently travelling to the next ISL, which kicks off in Goa on November 19 for players and foreigners. The visas were obtained both for all six foreign recruits and for CEO Owen Coyle. This time, Jamshedpur is hungry to play out. The result was sixth in the last ISL, with 27 points.
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