We are delighted to confirm the signing of talented striker Jordan Preston on a one-year deal with the club.
We’d also like to say a massive thank you to the Development Fund for their generous contribution to the signing.
Preston first joined Avenue on loan in November 2022 from Spennymoor Town, scoring 4 goals in 12 appearances for the Green Army.
Jordan will be combining playing with the First Team, whilst also coaching with the Academy.
Jordan has previously had spells at Guiseley, FC Halifax Town, Gateshead, and Boston United, and kicked off his career with Blackburn Rovers, joining the u18s and progressing to the u21s in 2013.
He later headed North of the border to play on loan for Ayr United, where he helped them win promotion in the 2015-16 season. He scored the first penalty for Ayr in the play-off finals.
We spoke to Skipper Luca Havern on the signing, and he had this to say;
“Jordan is a big signing for us, and we’re all glad to get him signed on amid interest from several other clubs.”
“We had our best period last season when Jordan was enjoying his football and scoring goals and the aim is to get him back to that level following his injury.”
Jordan was equally excited to get the deal over the line, adding this;
“I’ve been speaking to the club and the management since the start of the off-season, and in the end it was the best fit for me.”
Asked on why he chose Avenue, Jordan added;
“I think mainly the way they treated me with my injury last season, and how they looked after me. I enjoyed my football here, and it’s a bit of a long term opportunity for me at the club, so I’m looking forward to that.
You can watch Jordan’s interview alongside Academy Technical Director Thomas McStravick on the link below.