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Former Newcastle star Spencer happy with recruiting

Former Newcastle Jets star Noel Spencer believes his former club have done a great job in recruiting ahead of the Asian Champions League. Spencer also played with fellow Asian representative Central Coast Mariners but thinks the players the Jets have added will hold them in good stead for Asia's top club competition.

"I like what Dutchy (Gary van Egmond) has been able to do. He's brought in players with great experience such as Ljubo Milicevic and Ang Costanzo, Topor-Stanley as well," he told au.fourfourtwo.com.

"There's some six-foot monsters back there. But then you've also got an out and out goalscorer at the other end of the pitch in Sasho Petrovski.

"I think the physical presence will help them make an impact, combined with the technique you have in there.

"Newcastle also have players who offer versatility, which is also an important factor."

The Jets start their campaign on Tuesday night against Chinese club Beijing Guoan in Beijing and Spencer is looking forward to the clash, particularly as it involved all three Griffiths brothers; Joel and Ryan with Beijing and Adam with the Jets.

"I don't know too much about the other teams in the group but, yes, I think they can do it (progress to the next stage)," Spencer added.

"You always want to get off to a good start and it should be a good one to watch with the Griffiths brothers all in there. I think a draw in Beijing would be a good result for Newcastle."

Andrew Slevison
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