MILLER: "We need to be ruthless"

Newcastle Jets boss Scott Miller says good performances are not enough and winning is the benchmark for the team.

Newcastle Jets boss Scott Miller says good performances are not enough and winning is the benchmark for the team.

The Jets will head off for a six-day camp in Melbourne on Saturday where they are set to play Victorian National Premier League club Bentleigh Greens and fellow Hyundai A-League outfit Melbourne City in friendly matches.

Miller said that on the back of their showing in the Westfield FFA Cup in mid-week against Perth Glory the team is headed to Melbourne with the aim of winning both matches.

“Coming off the Perth fixture I thought we should have won it in the end,” Miller said.

“People are patting us on the back for the performance but let’s get something clear here, we are here to win.”

“We need to be ruthless in situations and see games out.”

The Jets coach said that while there were definitely positives to take away from the penalty shootout loss to Perth the team still needs to tighten up defensively.

“Conceding two goals I’m not happy with,” he said.

“We need to refine our focus that we do not concede goals this year and we need to work really hard out of possession and remain structured throughout the game.”

Miller said the Melbourne camp will allow the team to be together and focus on their preparations for the upcoming A-League season.

“We’ll be together every day … we’re going to ascertain the leadership group and understand how and we’re we are going to pick up our points.