Young set for debut against Bayswater

Young set for debut against Bayswater

Posted on July 28, 2017 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup entertain Bayswater City in Week 22 of the PS4 National Premier League WA on Saturday, and another youngster is in line to make his league debut, with 20-year-old Jordan Young coming in for the injured Fraser Greenwood.

Greenwood has had his appendix out and will be sidelined for two to three weeks, and he said the draw against Stirling Lions wasn’t what they were after. “To not win after dominating most of the game always hurts, but we were devastated as it was celebrating 25 years of the club,” he said. “We really wanted to put on a show for everyone involved at the club, but it wasn’t to be.”

He said they are determined to make emends this weekend as they look to keep their top hopes alive. “We would have to win every game from now on to reach the top four, so we know we need to get the job done against Bayswater,” he said. So there’s going to be no holding back from the boys, as anything but three points is good enough.”

Young, who returned to the club this season after a stint with Perth Glory, said he won’t let the team down. “It’s always a scary thought making your debut, but I couldn’t be more comfortable playing behind our back four, knowing the experience and strength they all have,” he said. “It’s disappointing not seeing Fraser’s name on the team sheet, but having him and the boys around me has made the transition good. We can only stay strong, prepare well and get the job done on Saturday.”

The 20-year-old played at the Jacks academy until he was 15, and then went to England for a couple of seasons in a number of academies over there, before returning to the Glory and playing under 20’s. He then had a year away from the game, but when ECU contacted him he jumped at the chance to return. “My time at the Glory was good, but life got in the way and I pulled the pin for over a year,” he explained. “But when Dale gave me a call to in for the rest of the season I jumped at the chance, and it’s good to be back playing again and to be back home at ECU.”

Young said Saturday’s game is huge and they will be doing all they can to get the three points, and he thanked the club for giving him another opportunity in football. “I’m enjoying my football at the moments and that’s thanks to the Coaches and players here,” he said. “The support and motivation all the players have from the coaches here is tremendous, and no matter where we end up on the table we will be doing all we can in every game. We can only hope other results go our way, but that’s not our focus at the moment, three points on Saturday is huge and will keep us in the fight for the top four.”