Downey settles in with Fury
GYMPIE soccer product Jimmy Downey continues to settle in with the North Queensland Fury after transferring from Perth Glory earlier this year.
Downey, a former Young Socceroo, made the transition following a swap deal between both clubs.
North Queensland Fury star striker Daniel McBreen requested to be released from his contract early so he could join Perth Glory for the remainder of the season.
It’s an interim move that will see McBreen then move on to join the ranks of the Central Coast Mariners next season.
Downey, meanwhile, was quickly signed to North Queensland Fury after talent scouts had identified him as a player of particular interest.
To date, Downey, shirt number 19, has played a total of four matches in the midfield, culminating in 322 minutes of time on the field.
Downey’s first match with his new outfit was against the Wellington Phoenix in early January at Westpac Stadium.
The Fury were unable to get across the line in Downey’s first run with the newest team to the join the Hyundai A-league, going down 3-0 against Wellington Phoenix.
Wellington lapped up the win, extending their winning streak to three in-a-row.
Prior to the game against Wellington, Downey, speaking to local media, said he was determined to prove himself after being plagued by injuries.
“This year was a bit of a setback with a few injuries, but I think this is what I needed,” he said.
“I needed something to change, a chance to prove myself again.”
Downey said he was thankful for his term with the Perth Glory, but was focusing on doing his part to help North Queensland reach the finals.