The attacking midfielder signed for the Jets in April on a two-year deal after Clut had spent three seasons with Roar, making his A-League debut for the club in 2012.

But with opportunities limited, the 20-year old headed south to further his career.

"It was tough because in a sense it was all I knew about the A-League,” he told FourFourTwo.

"When I first got there it was when I was first introduced to the league. It’s been different [leaving] but it’s been as smooth as I could ask for. It’s been amazing for me [at Newcastle].”

Clut scored an impressive volley on his A-League debut and banged in two goals in his debut in the Asian Champions League. But the number 10 only made 20 appearances, scoring four goals, for Roar in three seasons.

Clut said it was frustrating with the chance of first-team football limited in Brisbane.

"Yeah it was frustrating,” he admitted. "As you can imagine it gets frustrating to keep training and staying motivated. 

"I always keep training to see if I was an option for the next game, or to just work for the next opportunity that might have come up in the future.

"Pretty much just trying to keep my body ready for anything."

Overall, Clut enjoyed his stint in the Queensland capital and is confident the players will remain focused despite the off-field issues afflicting the club.

“Thats always tough, it affects the players,” he said.

"But everyone’s really good about it and in respect to the players in what they’re going through now they’re all really strong. They keep motivated, keep training and it’s mainly what happens behind closed doors that doesn’t really affect the team.

"Thats the bigger issue. Player-wise, I’m sure here in the past and in Brisbane, they’ll keep getting on with what they have to do. They’ve got a job and they knew what to do.”

Clut and his Newcastle teammates are currently in China on a pre-season tour. The western Sydney product – first uncovered by Nike's The Chance talent search – scored the Jets' first goal in a 3-2 victory over Liaoning Whowin FC.