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Culina confident things will turn for Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets coach Branko Culina is confident things will turn around for the struggling club.

The Jets dropped another match yesterday when beaten 2-0 by Melbourne Heart at Port Macquarie, consigning them to second bottom on the table with just eight points from 10 matches.

However, Culina believes that with some more game tiome, his Jets players can turn things around and push up the league table in the next few weeks.

"We need some inspiration but more importantly we need some games under our belt," he said.

"We need to go out and play two or three games, and we will certainly get our chance over the next two months.

"You need those games to harden up, and hopefully once we get some rhythm going we will play better."

Culina admitted it was tough with a number of key strikers missing due to injury but said the imminent inclusion of former English Premier League goalscorer Francis Jeffers would take some pressure off.

"Again, if you look at the players who were missing they were all from the front third - Bridges, Brockie, Rooney, Wheelhouse. In fairness we even struggled when they were on board but certainly without them it makes the task harder," he added.

"There is no doubt he (Jeffers) will offer us something different and that is probably what we need at this stage," Culina added.

"One player can make a big difference."

Andrew Slevison
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