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Newcastle Jets' NZ international Brockie eyeing Aussie visa

Newcastle Jets ace Jeremy Brockie is in the process of getting his Australian citizenship and feels that it will be great for both he and the A-League club once it is acquired.

The New Zealand international has been in Australia for a total of just over three years and finds himself settled in Newcastle after arriving from North Queensland Fury in March 2010.

24-year old Brockie has completed all the necessary paperwork to become an honorary Aussie and is now just waiting for the process to be handled so he can obtain the visa which he says will be of great assistance.

"If I can get this visa sorted then it helps me and the club as becoming a non-foreign player frees up a spot for the Jets. It benefits both of us," he told tribalfootball.com.

Brockie is in top form at the moment with three goals in his past five A-League outings and a solid performance against league leaders Brisbane Roar on the weekend and he puts it down to the fact that he has finally been able to put in a full pre-season after experiencing some injury woes in recent years.

"I had a really strong pre-season. Being 6 months long it gave me time to get a great fitness base and build muscle and a lot of injury prevention. Being fit and injury-free gives me a great chance to show the ability that I know I have," he added.

"It's great being an attacking player to score goals early in the season and I am confident I will keep adding to my tally and helping the Jets achieve our goals this year.

"I feel the more games I get under my belt and once we have got use to the style of football Gary (van Egmond) wants us to play then I'm only going to get better."

As for looking ahead, Brockie was making sure that he had his feet firmly planted on the ground as he strives to give optimum performances for the Jets, who currently sit sixth on the A-League table.

"It's important I don't get to far ahead of myself and keep improving each game," he said further.

"Whether that's scoring goals, setting up goals or simply putting in good performances to make sure we can win as many games as possible then I will be happy."

Andrew Slevison
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