Former Sydney FC and Adelaide United player Iain Fyfe has signed with the Jets on a short-term injury replacement contract.
The 34-year-old has been training with the Jets since Monday and is now eligible for selection for Sunday’s Round 7 derby against Central Coast Mariners.
Fyfe will wear the number 26 and signs on for his former Reds teammate Daniel Mullen.
Although not playing professionally since 2014, Fyfe brings a wealth of A-League and international experience.
A Championship winner with Sydney FC in the inaugural season of the A-League, Fyfe went on to play professionally in Scotland, Korea Republic and Iran.
“I am happy to be here in Newcastle,” Fyfe said. “Unfortunately a few of the boys got injured but it is an opportunity for myself and I am here to help as much as I can and help the young boys and guide them a little bit, and hopefully we get a few results.”
“My (Jets) teammates are excellent, they have been fantastic since I have been here and the coaching staff have been in excellent in terms of how they have handled my loading. Training has been at a high intensity but we can always improve on everything and that’s what I aim to help to do.”
When quizzed on if he was hoping to sign with the club long-term Fyfe said:
“I am not at 100 per cent at the moment but I feel confident in my body and also my mind and where I am at the moment. I am happy and I am looking forward to whatever part I have to play.”
“You never know with football and I am at a stage in my career and in my life where I am just happy to play and if that goes for the contract time that we have agreed with Newcastle that’s great, and if it goes on long than that’s even better because I love playing football and I love playing in the A-League. I am 34 but I feel like I am 24.”