Former Socceroo signs Jets extension

Former Socceroo David Carney has re-signed with Newcastle Jets for the next two Hyundai A-League seasons, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2015/16 season.

The 30-year-old, capped 48 times for the national team, showed glimpses of his quality late in the season after signing a short-term deal with the Jets.

The attacking left-sided player was twice named in the FFA’s team of the week after some scintillating performances in the red and blue shirt, with his form clearly impressing new coach Phil Stubbins.

Carney returned to the A-League after a stint in the MLS with New York Red Bulls and admitted he was keen to help steer the Jets into the finals after four straight seasons without playoff football.

“I’m confident we can go into next season and have a good crack at it and give this town what it deserves, which is a team that not only makes the playoffs but is able to achieve even more than that, he said.

Carney last pulled on the green and gold in Australia’s 3-0 friendly win over Canada last November but a lack of regular football in the last 12 months denied him the opportunity to make next month’s FIFa World Cup.

“I was really pleased when I had the chance to sit down with Phil and discuss his plans for the team.

“I think with the new coach and the squad we’re building, there are some really exciting times ahead for the Jets.”

“I think in the last few games of the season I was just starting to get myself really fit and find some good form,” Carney said.

“I’m focused on working hard during the pre-season and hopefully myself and the rest of the lads can start the year with a bang.”

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