Newcastle Jets Head Coach Scott Miller hopes the Hunter Valley football family turns out in force on Tuesday evening when the Club takes on Perth Glory in the Westfield FFA Cup at Magic Park, Broadmeadow.
Since arriving in Newcastle Miller has ventured around the local grounds keeping tabs on the club’s youth team in the Northern NSW PS4 National Premier League.
During his travels and at last week’s Edgeworth FC vs. Melbourne City FFA Cup clash at Magic Park, Miller has learnt of the impressive 5,000 plus crowds that have flocked to the Curley Street venue for various fixtures over the years.
The former Fulham FC assistant coach is hopeful that a substantial number of Jets supporters will opt to come to see the refreshed and rejuvenated outfit in their first competitive match of the 2015/16 campaign.
“I want 5,000 (fans), end of story,” Miller told local media on Monday. “I was there a couple of weeks ago and they said that Broadmeadow Magic in a final three or four years ago had a full house.”
“I don’t think there is any reason that on a nice evening in Newcastle people shouldn’t come out and support them (the team).”
Over the past month Miller has worked intensely alongside his staff to lay the foundations for his team for the 2015/16 season and beyond.
Win or lose against Kenny Lowe’s Glory boys, Miller is adamant that he must see his side show a positive, fighting mentality against Perth, as well as demonstrate the principles of play that the team has been learning.
“Winning is obviously a priority because it will give us that momentum going forward,” he said. “Should we not win, we must produce a performance that shows what we’ve been doing on the training ground.”
“The presence of a result at the end of the game is surely going to provide great energy for these guys to perform.”
“A winning mentality I need to see, competitiveness.”
Meanwhile, experienced Jet David Carney said that he’s “itching” to play against Perth.
“From a player’s perspective it’s been a while since we’ve played a game,” Carney said. “With the A-League it’s a long off-season, so we’re itching to get out there and play.”
“The boys are really up for it, so hopefully we can put in a good shift and play some good football.”
“We’ve got some good players and the way that we’re training at the minute we’ll give them a good match.”
Tuesday 11 August 2015
Magic Park, Broadmeadow
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