Former Arsenal striker named for Jets


Former England, Arsenal and Everton striker Francis Jeffers has been named in the Newcastle Jets squad for Saturday’s clash with Perth Glory.

Former England, Arsenal and Everton striker Francis Jeffers has been named in the Newcastle Jets squad for Saturday-s clash with Perth Glory.

It will be the 30 year-olds first game for the Jets this season after a brief stint in Newcastle last season.

“I am looking forward to getting out there and playing,” Jeffers said as he received the news his working visa had been issued.

“It will be good to start my time back here with a home game and in front of a home crowd.

“It will take some time for me to adjust to being here but in a couple of weeks I should be fine.

“When you return to a club or join a new club it is important to get that first game behind you.

“I am hoping that this weekend I will get some football behind me.”

Saturday, 5 November 2011
Newcastle Jets vs. Perth Glory
Venue: Ausgrid Stadium
Local Kick Off: 2:30pm (Perth time)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 18): Newcastle Jets wins 5, Perth Glory wins 9 (4 draws)

Newcastle Jets:1. Ben Kennedy (gk), 2. Taylor Regan, 4. Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 6. Ben Kantarovski, 7. Kasey Wehrman, 8. Jeremy Brockie, 10. Ruben Zadkovich, 11. Tarek Elrich, 12. Jobe Wheelhouse (c), 13. Sung-Hwan Byun, 14. Labinot Haliti, 15.Chris Payne, 17. James Virgili, 19. Matthew Nash, 22. Ali Abbas, 23. Ryan Griffiths, 24. Francis Jeffers, 25. Jacob Pepper
*three to be omitted*

In: 24. Francis Jeffers (new signing), 17. James Virgili (promoted), 25. Jacob Pepper (promoted), 15.Chris Payne (promoted)

Out: 18. Marko Jesic,

Unavailable: 5. Tiago Calvano (injured)

Perth Glory Squad:1.Danny Vukovic (Gk), 2.Josh Mitchell, 3.Bas Van Den Brink, 4.Billy Mehmet, 6.Chris Coyne, 7.Jacob Burns (C), 8.Adam Hughes, 9.Shane Smeltz, 10.Liam Miller, 12.Scott Neville, 13.Travis Dodd, 14.Steven Mcgarry, 15.Tommy Amphlett, 17.Todd Howarth, 19.Josh Risdon, 21.Mile Sterjovski, 27.Andrezinho, 30. Lewis Italiano (Gk)
*three to be omitted*

In: 15.Tommy Amphlett, 19.Josh Risdon, 21.Mile Sterjovski

Unavailable: 5.Steve Pantelidis (Achilles), 11.Victor Sikora (Hip – Long Term Injury List), 20.Neil Young (Abdominal Injury), 16.Evan Berger (Hamstring – 6-8 Weeks), 18. Jesse Makarounas (International Duty – Qantas Young Socceroos 1 Week), 22. Adam Taggart (International Duty – Qantas Young Socceroos 1 Week)