Aussie goalkeeper quits Randers for first team football

Former Perth Glory reserve goalkeeper Jack Duncan has parted ways with Danish outfit Randers FC just half-way through a two-year contract.

Only last month the Perth native tweeted his excitement at making his Danish Superliga debut in a 2-3 away victory over Viborg FF.

He is now understood to be heading back to Australia.

“I have come to the point in my career where I want to play every week,” the youth international told the club’s website.

“To continue my development, I will probably have to find another club. Luckily Randers FC is understanding of my situation.”

Randers said they reached an agreement with the 23-year-old to terminate the deal “one year before its expiry”.

Duncan signed with The Horses in May last year after impressing during a host of preseason games.

But the lack of game time became a sticking point with Sweden international Karl-Johan Johnsson preferred between the posts.

Randers FC's sports manager Ole Nielsen said: “Jack believes that his chances of first team football is more at home in Australia than in Randers FC.

“Against this background, he inquired about the possibility of having his contract terminated, and the desire we have chosen to comply.”

The Australian made a total of three appearances for Randers where fellow Aussie Mustafa Amini also plays.

Neilsen has wasted no time signing a replacement goalkeeper with 23-year-old Dane, Frederik Due from HB Koge, agreeing to a three-year deal.