Cownie heads home to Dundee

Jordan Cownie has headed back home to sign for hometown club Dundee Stars.

The 22-year-old has been plying his trade in the EPL with MK Lightning, but says it’s the right time to return north of the border.

“Once I got sorted with Milton Keynes, who agreed to let me go despite being on a two-year deal, they were happy for me to play closer to home,” he told Stars TV.

“After that, I contacted Marc (LeFebvre) and we reached an agreement. I had a great time at MK and I’ve nothing but good things to say about my time there.

“It’ll be hard not going back there again. I’d been there for three and a half years, but it’s the right time in my career to be back in Dundee.

“I’ve always been in contact with Steve Ward since I was younger and the last couple of years, he’s been keen to sign me back. For one reason or another, it hadn’t worked out.

“I’ve really happy to get the deal done and I’m pleased to be signing for the Stars.”

LeFebvre added: “Jordan contacted me the other day to say he wasn’t going back to Milton Keynes and I knew we had to have him.

“We’re looking for more British depth in our forward lines and he has some good offensive punch so we’re excited to have him.

“He’s a young guy in his early 20s and we need some local flavour in our line-up. He definitely adds that and to compete in our Conference, we need some British depth.

“The home players are as important as the imports and I reckon he can play in our top six at some point.”

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