The Jets are preparing to go head to head with reigning champions, Brisbane Roar.
After their disappointing loss to Melbourne Heart on Saturday, the Jets have returned to training and are preparing to have a real 'Newcastle go' when they come up against Brisbane Roar at Ausgrid Stadium this Saturday.
Brisbane Roar will be the ultimate challenge for the Novocastrians, with the ladder leaders and reigning champions enjoying a 34 game undefeated streak.
“We know Roar are a very good team and they come here with our respect,” coach Gary van Egmond said.
“We know what we have to do and it is a matter of can we do it.
“We are going to have a real Newcastle go when we come up against them this weekend.”
Van Egmond believes success against Brisbane will rely on his team's ability to apply pressure and dictate play.
“We need to go into the game knowing what the opposition are capable of and what they are trying to do,” the coach added.
“We need to pressure them high up the pitch and break their rhythm.
“If we can break their rhythm then we can start dictating play, making it more and more difficult for them to score.
“We will try and apply this to the way we play and hopefully we will dominate the possession and make it difficult for them.”
The Jets will be looking to their Members and supporters to help keep their home game record in tact.
“The crowd has been fantastic this season and our Members and supporters are getting right behind us,” van Egmond said.
“We are playing against a team who has a decent record and who are leading the competition so I envision that we are going to get a really good crowd on Saturday.”