Plenty to work with says van Egmond

The Newcastle Jets 3-1 defeat against Gold Coast United was a disappointing result for the team and new coach Gary van Egmond.

The Newcastle Jets 3-1 defeat against Gold Coast United was a disappointing result for the team and new coach Gary van Egmond.

Despite the loss van Egmond remains optimistic, especially after watching the Jets Youth team defeat Gold Coast 3-2 on Saturday.

“I went and watched the Youth team play and there are a couple of boys doing really well, so they might come into calculation this week,” van Egmond said.

“It is going to take some time but we have plenty to work with here at the Jets.”

The Jets championship winning coach has made a welcome return to the Club and has identified a number of areas from Sunday-s game that will work on as they prepare for Saturday's game against Perth Glory at Ausgrid Stadium.

“I was disappointed that we conceded three goals. Our defensive structure, which we haven't worked on a lot yet, was not good enough against the Gold Coast,” the coach said.

“We need to react a lot quicker and the players need a greater understanding of their positioning especially when the ball was in the opposition-s half."

Having won two out of four games and retaining third spot on the ladder, the Jets have a short week to turn the result around for week five against the Glory.

“We have no injuries from the game,” van Egmond said.

“We have a few bumps and bruises and with this being a short week we will need to make sure we get everyone right for Saturday-s game.”

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