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Jeremy Brockie keen for Toronto FC return

Thursday 22 Aug 2013 1:47p.m.

Brockie keen for Toronto FC return

New Zealand striker Jeremy Brockie has expressed a desire to return to Toronto FC after his loan deal finishes this weekend.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) club's game against DC United on Saturday will be Brockie's 15th and last before he returns to the Wellington Phoenix in the lead-up to the A-League.

Brockie is disappointed to have scored only one goal and been part of just three wins for the struggling club so wants to leave on a high note.

"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," he said.

"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."

Brockie says he has developed as a player under coach and former All Whites teammate Ryan Nelsen, who was doing a fine job in his first managerial role.

Nelsen has left the door open for the 25-year-old to return, something that interests Brockie if the chance arises.

"If there is a club that I would love to come back to, it would be Toronto.

"The facilities are fantastic, it has a great supporter base and it is run very well."

Toronto FC are well out of MLS playoff contention, having won just four of 24 matches to be ninth out of 10 teams in the Eastern Conference.

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