June 4, 2021

Jordan returns for third Diamonds spell

We are delighted to announce that striker Jordan Allan has agreed a deal to return to Airdrie for the third time in his career.

Jordan made a meteoric rise through the club’s academy system, consistently playing in teams above his age group and scoring goals by the bucketload. His rapid development and eye for goal prompted then-manager Jimmy Boyle to hand Allan a first-team debut at the age of 14, making history as the youngest player to represent a senior football club in Britain.

A big move to Wolverhampton Wanderers followed, with the striker spending four years at Molineux during which he briefly returned to Airdrie for a loan spell.

On returning to Scotland Jordan featured for Cowdenbeath and Forfar Athletic before sealing his return to the Penny Cars Stadium.

Agreeing terms on a new deal with the Diamonds, Jordan told airdriefc.com: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be back and I’m looking forward to what will hopefully be a successful third spell at the club.

“Obviously I know the place well and still know a lot of people at the club, so I’m delighted to get the deal done.”

Manager Ian Murray sees plenty of potential in the 22-year-old.

“We’re pleased Jordan’s agreed to come back having been exposed to first-team football here at a very young age. It was a difficult thing to handle for him, but he did well and earned a move down south which was a great experience for him.

“He gave us a hard time last year, I like the way he runs the channels and is always in and around the box, and I think there’s a lot of improvement still to come from him.”

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