Jets squad looking forward to Heskey's arrival

There is plenty of excitement amongst the Jets squad as they anticipate they arrival of former England international Emile Heskey.

There is plenty of excitement amongst the Newcastle Jets playing squad as they anticipate the arrival of former England international Emile Heskey.

Read what some of the Jets players had to say about playing alongside the ex-Liverpool striker below:

Dominik Ritter "When I came here I didn-t know much about Australian football. Then a couple of weeks ago Del Piero signed and everyone from Switzerland, my friends and family, all texted me about how great it was. Now Emile Heskey is coming to play with me and my team, it is very, very exciting."

Bernardo Ribeiro "I-m very happy, it will be amazing to play with him. He is a very good player, a big name who has played at big Clubs. I think it is very good news for the Club and all Jets Members and supporters."

Mark Birighitti "I-m really looking forward to playing with him. He-s played in the top flight in the English Premier League so I think his presence around the group will play a big factor and he-ll be a massive part of this team."

Tiago Calvano "It-s always good to play alongside players like Heskey who has played at good Clubs. It will be good for us, the Club, the city and all our Members and supporters."

Ben Kantarovski "It will be really good for the experience and everything he-ll bring to the Club. He-s such a seasoned player who I think has played 17 seasons in the Premier League and played at some top Clubs. Hopefully he can help all of us to step up our games as well."

Craig Goodwin "It-s going to be fantastic. I-m a Liverpool fan and obviously he did very well while he was at Liverpool, so it-s going to be fantastic playing alongside someone of his stature."

Josh Mitchell "It should be really good for us. Hopefully he scores a lot of goals and helps us to become a better team and win matches."

Scott Neville "It will be excellent. To play with anyone who-s played in the Premier League is huge, and to play alongside someone of his stature will be awesome. I just can-t wait for him to get here."

Heskey merchandise is available both ONLINE and at the Hunter Sports Superstore at 294 Turton Road, New Lambton. Stock has not sold out.

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