Adelaide secure Djite for two more years

Target man Bruce Djite has committed the next two years to Adelaide United with the hunt for more silverware a major motivation.

Djite has flourished under Reds coach, Josep Gombau, and along with his high-flying teammates, picked up the inaugural FFA Cup in December last year.

Already this season the 27-year-old has bagged eight goals in 15 appearances across all competitions.

“I’ve re-signed because we have a good team here and we’ll come close (to winning more silverware) this year,” Djite told the club’s website.

 “If we can keep this team together for another couple of seasons then we’ll definitely be challengers.

“We won the Westfield FFA Cup and it was a great feeling and it would be great to win more (trophies). I said it after we won (the FFA Cup) trophy – it’s good to win, but it’s even better to win with this group of guys. We’ve bonded well together and it really is a family atmosphere that we have around the club.

“We have the potential to do big things and you obviously need a bit of luck with injuries and all of those sorts of things. But the team is definitely not just good quality on the field, but off it as well, which to find is rare.

“But I can’t discount the fans (in all of this) because they’ve always been fantastic towards me. All around there are a lot of good things about Adelaide United and I’m looking forward to staying here and re-signing was always the priority.

“I want to play well and represent this club in a good manner. There’s still a lot that I’d like to achieve and if I keep working hard with this team, I think we can achieve our goals.”

The new deal will see Djite remain at Coopers Stadium until 2016/17.

The striker was first signed by United in 2006 before heading off to Turkish outfit Gençlerbirliği in 2008 and returning to the Reds in 2011/12.