New Zealand striker will return to Wellington Phoenix.
With Jeremy Brockie’s loan spell due to expire after Toronto FC’s away game at DC United on Saturday, the New Zealand striker says he would be “very open” to a return to the Canadian club.
The 25 year old striker from Christchurch, New Zealand, has made 14 appearances since joining Toronto on loan from Wellington Phoenix, and believes he could have offered more in his time at the club.
“Obviously I came over here to try and help the team out,” Brockie said. “While I haven’t contributed too much in the goals department and would have liked a few more goals and a few more wins, I have enjoyed the experience as a whole and it was a good opportunity for me.
“It does take time to get used to the league,” Brockie added. “I have had a few different strike partners since I have been here. It’s obviously quite hard to connect with a new striker right away when you come to a new club. At times, that probably showed.”
If Brockie’s stay was short on goals, he made up for it with industry, settling in quickly and immediately bringing energy and a physical element to Toronto FC’s front line.
“Jeremy has had a really good shift and he has always got a smile on his face, so we are going to miss him,” Toronto FC coach and Brockie’s former national team mate Ryan Nelsen said. “Hopefully we’ll see him back at some stage.”
Brockie was full of praise for Toronto and said a return would be appealing.
“If there is a club that I would love to come back to, it would be Toronto. It is a very good club. The facilities are fantastic, it has a great supporter base and it is run very well. If the opportunity to come back to Toronto in the future happens, I will be very open to it for sure.”