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Ex-Arsenal, Everton starlet Jeffers set for Newcastle Jets action

Francis Jeffers will make his second debut for Newcastle Jets in the A-League this weekend.

The 30-year old former Arsenal, Everton and Sheffield Wednesday striker has returned to Newcastle following a short stint with Scottish club Motherwell last season and is in the mix to take on Perth Glory on Saturday says Jets coach Gary van Egmond.

"He'll definitely have a part to play this weekend, that's for sure," van Egmond said. "We have another training session tomorrow, we'll have a bit of a chat and then we'll work out what we feel is the best way to utilise him.

"He's a very good player but it is going to take some time for him to hit his straps and get some rhythm as far as games is concerned.

"For us to expect that he's going to go out there and play for 90 minutes and be a one-man show is not going to happen.

"Yes, he is going to be an important cog but it's about the team and the team supporting Francis as well."

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