Murray United has landed one of the biggest coups in its short history by signing former Socceroo star Jade North.
In a recruiting move topped only by the return of Archie Thompson three seasons ago, North will make his debut for Murray this Saturday at home against Melbourne Victory.
North played 41 matches for the Socceroos and was a key player for Brisbane Roar from 2013-18, winning the championship and premiership with the A-League club in 2013-14.
Murray coach Elliot Jones has to pinch himself that he now has two ex-internationals at his disposal.
"He's obviously a huge name within the Australian football landscape, I think all of our signings bring different aspects, but it's undeniable that Jade is a massive coup for our club. The place is buzzing," Jones said.
"Jade has achieved so much in his professional career and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience which he is keen to pass on."
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Jones admitted Thompson was instrumental in getting North to the club.
"What started as a passing comment by Arch continued to gain some traction," Jones said.
"We've been talking to Jade for a while now, they are great mates and Archie is really keen to play alongside him."
North will bolster Murray's defence at centre back and is also expected to spend time in the midfield, particularly given captain Ashley Dunn will miss the next two weeks through suspension after receiving a red card in the 2-1 win against Brunswick City last Saturday.
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