Steven Ugarkovic extends contract with Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets have announced the re-signing of young midfielder Steven Ugarkovic for two more seasons.

The 22-year-old began his career at Croatian club Osijek having graduated from their youth academy. He remained in Europe for two seasons that included a short stint on loan with HNK Gorica.

Newcastle snapped up the midfielder earlier this year, and have announced via their official website that they have tied him down until the end of the 2017-18 season.

“I am very happy to sign at the Jets and I am looking forward to the next two years at the club,” the club’s official website quotes Ugarkovic as saying.

“The Club, coaching staff and fans have all been excellent towards me, so I am really looking forward to staying here for the next two years and hopefully helping the Club make it to the Finals.”

Newcastle are currently sixth in the league, and will take on Wellington Phoenix at the McDonald Jones Stadium on Boxing Day.

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