Jets desperate to prove their worth


Newcastle Jets defender Scott Neville says the Jets are tired of talking about last weekend’s performance against Brisbane Roar and are determined to get back on the park and show the Club’s Members and supporters a more committed effort against Western Sydney Wanderers at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday.

“All the fans that came to the game are right to be disappointed in the performance because it wasn’t acceptable and we know we can perform better than that,” Neville said.

“It wasn’t even the performance, but more the attitude, desire, and determination.

“It’s all good to say that we’ve got to do this better and we’ve got to do that better but we’ve got to turn up and show to our Members that we are willing to work hard for the Jets badge.

“We now need to go out there and step up for our Members and supporters.”

The Jets were defeated 4-0 by Brisbane Roar last Friday night at Hunter Stadium and Neville who was sidelined by injury said the players were equally disappointed in their performance.

“It was an unacceptable performance from the team and I know the players were disappointed,” Neville said.

“Everyone involved with the Club wants to move forward and to do that we need to be 100% better than what we were on Friday night.”

Neville said the Jets were not taking the loss lightly and they’ve been working hard to ensure there will not be a repeat performance.

“We did an analysis on the game to work out where we went wrong and things that we need to improve,” Neville said.

“And we’ve had a talk about where we want to head as a Club and we’re all pushing forward in the right direction which is the important thing.”

The Jets travel to Pirtek Stadium to take on the Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday night with both teams desperate to secure their first victory of the campaign.

The Wanderers have had a busy schedule so far this season with the Asian Champions League and are coming of a 0-0 draw with the Central Coast Mariners on Wednesday night, but Neville says the Jets are solely focused on their own performance.

“We’re not focused too much about the Wanderers and what they do,” said Neville.

“We’ve just got to focus on ourselves and working hard on the training pitch and making sure we produce this week.”

Neville missed out on last Friday’s game after coming off with a groin strain in the match against the Melbourne Victory the weekend before.

The right fullback says he’s now fully fit and ready to play but the decision on if he will be starting is up to Coach Phil Stubbins.

“I’ve been working the physio and the strength and conditioning coach this week and the injury is fine now,” Neville said.

“I’m hoping to start as I want to start every game but it will be up to Phil and the coaching staff.”