OFFICIAL: Duncan returns to Newcastle Jets

The former Olyroos goalkeeper has signed until the end of the 2017-18 A-League season, joining Andrew Hoole in returning to Hunter Stadium

Newcastle Jets have lured another former player back to the club with goalkeeper Jack Duncan signing for the next two seasons.

Duncan, who negotiated an early release from Danish club Randers earlier this week, will compete with Ben Kennedy for a starting position in 2016-17 and is confident he is ready to be a "number one goalkeeper".

With Mark Birighitti having departed the Jets, Newcastle's number one shirt is up for grabs.

The Jets were Duncan's first professional club, with the Western Australia-born goalkeeper making just one senior appearance before a two-year stint at Perth Glory and his one season in Denmark.

After just one league appearance for Randers in 2015-16, Duncan is sick of watching from the sidelines.

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"I feel like I am definitely ready to become the number one [goalkeeper] and that's definitely what I have come here to do," Duncan said in a statement.

"I don't want to be sitting on the bench.
"It will be healthy competition between us [him and Kennedy] going through pre-season and battling for the number one spot. It's exciting, it's good, it will challenge both of us and hopefully make us both better."

Kennedy has made 114 appearances for Newcastle but played just two games last season.

Duncan is the second ex-Newcastle player to return to Hunter Stadium this week after winger Andrew Hoole.