Glentoran FC is pleased to announce the transfer of Jordan Stewart to Swindon Town. The transfer has been completed for an undisclosed fee and protective clauses relating to the usual career developments for Jordan and to sell on fees. We are delighted that the transfer was completed professionally and amicably between the two clubs in just over a week.
All at Glentoran wish Jordan all the best in his future career and thank him for the excitement, entertainment and great memories he will leave for the Glentoran family in his brief, but thrilling two year spell in the first team. We are sure he will follow in the footsteps of the many previous greats who left Glentoran to enjoy great success for both club and country.
Manager Eddie Patterson said: "I am delighted to see Jordan get the chance to fulfil his ambition of a full time career in England. He will be a big loss to Glentoran but this provides the opportunity for another player to step up to the plate this season. I as manager, the coaching staff and the rest of the players are all very pleased for Jordan and wish him every success at Swindon Town and for the rest of his career in full time football."
Chairman Stephen Henderson said: “The club is delighted to have completed the transfer of our fourth player to an English full time club this summer. Clearly Jordan’s move is the most high profile and while the transfer was played out in some quarters of the media Glentoran maintained a confidential and professional approach throughout. Everyone at the club is delighted that Jordan has now been given his highly deserved opportunity at a career in full time football but there is an inevitable sadness that yet another young talent has had to leave these shores to achieve his dream. Our sole focus during the negotiations was to achieve the best possible deal for Glentoran Football Club to enable reinvestment within the first team squad and our academy. We wish Jordan every success and our focus remains now with the players currently at the club as they strive to achieve further success on the pitch this season.”
Following the move Jordan said: “I’ve had a lot of great times during my spell at Glentoran. Obviously winning the Irish Cup stands out. I’d like to thank Eddie and his coaches Tiernan, Seamus and Chew for their help and support and for giving me my chance in the first team. I’ve also made some great friends among the other players. Also I want to thank the supporters who were always there for me and supported me through both good and difficult times. I’m really glad to have finalised my move to Swindon and now I can get on with developing my career in England. Finally I’d like to wish everyone at the Glens every success for this season and the future.”