Heskey set to re-sign

The Newcastle Jets announced marquee striker Emile Heskey has agreed in principle to re-sign with the Club.

Marquee striker Emile Heskey has agreed in principle to re-sign with the Newcastle Jets for next season, it was announced at the Jets Awards Night on Tuesday evening.

"Emile Heskey was not only a huge coup for the Club but for the A-League and we look forward to having him here with us again next season," Hunter Sports Group CEO Troy Palmer said.

"I can confirm he has agreed in principle to be with us next year and we are expecting to formalise that in the next few days.

"To have someone of his standing in the game re-sign with the Jets gives everyone at the club confidence in the direction we are heading."

Heskey, who was in the final three for 2012/13 Player of the Year award, has settled into life in Newcastle and playing in the A-League.

"Everything is agreed and I will be coming back next season," Heskey said.

Palmer also spoke of his confidence in the coach and players, and believes success isn't far away.

"Gary (van Egmond) has my support and he is the man for the job," Palmer added.

"The players we have, I have confidence in them.

"The culture we are building will bring results.

"I believe in this team, I believe in the people at this club and I am really excited about next year."

More coverage from the Awards Night will be posted on Wednesday. Stay tuned!