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Moore ponders move home

24 Oct 2006 - 10:03:42

Australia centre-back Craig Moore is likely to head home in the summer unless Newcastle United offer him a new contract.

The 30-year-old has spent the last 13 years in European football, but admits that a rumoured move to A-League side Queensland Roar is an attractive option.

"This is my last year in Newcastle and if I don't hear anything by January, then I'll definitely be leaving here. I need to make plans for going home or my next move," the World Cup star told the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

"Going home is a possibility, if the package is right. I'd like to go to Queensland because that's where I'm looking to live.

"Maybe they just expect that's where we'll end up. But if I know I'm leaving, then I'll make calls to try and let people know."

Moore had spells with Rangers, Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbach before joining the Magpies in the summer of 2005.

He has established himself as a first-team regular this season following an injury-hit first campaign at St James' Park, but press reports have suggested he is unlikely to be offered a deal for next season as manager Glenn Roeder looks to overhaul his shambolic defence.

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