The Mariners confirmed the signing of the Brazilian striker earlier this week.

Jair revealed that visa problems had stopped the forward from joining Central Coast earlier this season.

The 31-year-old had without club since being released by the Newcastle Jets at the end of last season.

"I feel good," he said.

"I follow God’s path to write a new chapter in the league. Hopefully I can enjoy the league this season and build an outstading season with the boys.

"We [the Mariners] start very well this season but our the results in our last two games were hard. But we’re in the process and hopefull next weekend we’ll take a positive result."

The Mariners host Western United this Sunday, the first time the two clubs have met.

"It’s not easy, it’s a new challenge," Jair said.

"But I’m here for that. I’m 10 years away from my country and now I’m 31 and I believe I can help scoring some goals. All the games in the A-League are hard and difficult.

"But we have to improve our job and our staff are doing a great job."

Jair only managed two goals in 20 appearances for Newcastle.

But the Brazilian says he has settled in well on the Central Coast and has been training hard to make a difference on the pitch.

"The guys have made it easy and they’ve given me a lot of support," he said.

"The ambience is good. These last three weeks weren’t too hard [training] as the staff gave me a good program to improve step by step. I’m feeling around 90% and hopefully score some goals this season."