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Jeffers already feeling comfortable with Newcastle Jets switch

Newcastle Jets guest player Francis Jeffers is already comfortable at his new club after just one match.

The former Everton and Arsenal starlet had so much promise when he was scoring regularly in the English Premier League about a decade ago and although his career did not go the way he would have liked, he is now keen to become a household name in Australia.

''At the end of last season I spoke to my advisors and told them I needed some time away from England, a proper change in my life, and after playing there for so many years I'd just become very burned out with it all,'' Jeffers told the Herald.

''They had a look around for me and this [the Jets] came up, and while it's only early days, I'm feeling great about it at the moment. I've got my heart set on making it in Australia.''

Jeffers was impressive in his Jets debut, helping the struggling club to a 3-1 win over second-placed Adelaide United and he hopes he can continue that form so he gives himself every chance of getting his playing career back on the right road.

'I've come here with an open mind. If Newcastle want me to stay and I'm enjoying my football, then I will,'' he added.

''I would like some sort of agreement so I can stay in Australia for a few years. Whether that's with Newcastle or another club, I don't know, but for now I just want to help them and get my career back on track.''

Andrew Slevison
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