Jets take confidence into FC match

The Jets go into Sunday's game with some confidence after defeating Brisbane Roar on their home turf last weekend.

The Newcastle Jets have enjoyed the longer break this week as they continue to prepare for their clash with Sydney FC on Sunday.

“We played three games in the week so we don-t have to push the boys hard,” coach Gary van Egmond said.

“We worked on freshening them up, worked on their shape, worked on what Sydney do and look to see how we can reinforce what we have been doing to get ourselves ready for the weekend.”

The Jets go into the game with some confidence after defeating last year-s champions Brisbane Roar on their home turf last weekend.

“We take confidence out of the win, especially given we hadn-t won away from home in a while and where we sat on the ladder,” van Egmond added.

“To get a win and go up a couple of places, it gives the player more confidence and as a result it has been a better atmosphere around the pace.

“Whilst it was good to win, we know we still have a lot of football to play this season and for us to get into the six we need to be mentally tough and mentally strong.

“They did really well with the three games in the short space of time but there are going to be some really testing times between now and the end of the year and to make the six everyone is going to have to pull together and make sure we are working together.

“It is the old cliché, one game at a time and this week it happens to be Sydney and we are looking forward to playing them.”