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Former Bournemouth and Ebbsfleet United goalkeeper Jordan Holmes joins Brisbane Roar

Former Ebbsfleet keeper Jordan Holmes has signed for Brisbane Roar.

The 24-year-old left the Fleet in the summer and has returned to Australia after eight seasons in the UK.

Former Ebbsfleet goalkeeper Jordan Holmes. Picture: Keith Gillard
Former Ebbsfleet goalkeeper Jordan Holmes. Picture: Keith Gillard

He originally joined Bournemouth and signed for Ebbsfleet in August 2019 under then boss Garry Hill after being released by the Cherries.

Holmes remained at Stonebridge Road last term and made 14 appearances before the season was halted in February.

"It's great to finally get the deal over the line," said Holmes, who was part of the Australia squad at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"There was interest from both ends and some interest in me from the A-League over the last couple of seasons.

"I haven't been home for a while due to Covid and with this massive opportunity and for the way of life, Australia was the best way to go for me.

"I've watched quite a bit of the league and got a lot of friends that play in the A-League. Obviously the Roar has a great a history, a very successful past. Hopefully I can help with that winning mentality and help bring some titles back here.

"But first and foremost for myself it's about playing some quality games and getting that consistency at the top level."

Brisbane head coach Warren Moon said: "Jordan comes to us at a great age and with a good level of experience already from his time in England.

"We think we have two very talented goalkeepers now in Jordan and Macklin Freke who have exciting careers ahead of them and will push each other for the number one spot all season.

"We have a lot of belief and confidence that they will do a great job for us."

Brisbane finished fourth in the A-League last season.

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