'Miller gets his man' - Finnish forward joins Jets

Having scored a goal in his last three matches in Finland, Aleksandr Kokko is looking to make an immediate impact in the A-League

Newcastle Jets have completed the signing of Finnish striker Aleksandr Kokko, who has committed to the A-League club until the end of the 2017-18 season.

Kokko completed a medical on Monday, with the 29-year-old having joined from RoPS in Finland's Veikkausliiga.

The tall forward scored in his last three matches for RoPS to leave the club with nine goals from 15 matches in the 2016 season.

Kokko effectively replaces Milos Trifunovic, who scored nine goals in 22 matches in his sole season with the Jets.

Having never played outside of Finland, Kokko is excited about testing himself in Australia.

"It's nice to be here," Kokko said in a statement.

"From my first training session, my first game I want to show that I can be good in Australia.

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"My former club [RoPS] and fans are happy for me to have come here to show that I can be a good player abroad.

"The reception that I got from them [the fans] last week was amazing. It was a very emotional moment for me because the RoPS fans understand that I wanted to take a new step in my career having achieved a lot personally in Finland."

Much will be expected of Kokko as earlier in the pre-season Newcastle coach Scott Miller had claimed he was aiming to bring the next Bruno Fornaroli to the A-League.

The Jets are expected to sign a Chinese player as their fifth import, with new owner Martin Lee hoping to use that player as a marketing tool in his homeland.