Derby motivates Jets

“It is a derby and if you aren’t ready, you shouldn’t be out there,” Newcastle Jets defender Connor Chapman said after training on Friday at Hunter Stadium.

Newcastle Jets defender Connor Chapman is ready for Saturday night-s F3 Derby at Hunter Stadium.

“It is a derby and if you aren-t ready, you shouldn-t be out there,” the youngster admitted after the final training session on Friday.

The Jets go into the Round 4 against rivals the Central Coast Mariners with confidence.

“We had an improved performance last week and we can build on that,” Chapman admitted.

Although the Jets are yet to score a goal in the opening three rounds, Chapman says it is a team effort to get on the scoring sheet.

“Together (in defence) we feel quite strong,” he added.

“We attack as a team and we defend as a team, so it isn-t just us.

“Scoring goals just isn-t about the strikers, if we get better as a team we will do alright.”

Watch Chapman-s full press conference on Jets TV.

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