New Zealand goalkeeper Glen Moss joins Newcastle Jets as Ernie Merrick's first signing

Wellington keeper Glen Moss will join the Newcastle Jets on a one-season deal. 

The 34-year-old veteran has notched up matches from Melbourne Victory, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand Knights and Gold Coast United in a 204-match A-League career. 

The All Whites keeper is new coach Ernie Merrick’s first signing, providing an extra option or cover for keeper Jack Duncan following the departures of veteran Ben Kennedy and back-up gloveman Tomislav Arcaba. 

Moss said he was “rapt” to be headed to the Hunter. 

“It’s a club that I have always thought quite highly of and always had good battles with in the past when I was with Wellington,” he said. 

“I have been at Wellington for five years so changing environments and moving to a Club that will not accept anything less than top results and playing finals football next year is something that has got me naturally excited.” 

Merrick, who has previously coached Moss twice, said his qualities and character will benefit the squad.

“I have found him to be the consummate professional,” Merrick said.

“Glen is extremely capable both technically and physically, and he is a first class character.

“He brings a wealth of Hyundai A-League and international experience to the Jets and we are very fortunate to have his signature.”

Moss follows grand final standout Daniel Georgievski in agreeing to terms with the Jets as the club rebuilds its roster for 2018.