Jets sign Joey Gibbs

Monday, 13 May 2013 4:04 PM

Jets sign Joey Gibbs

Newcastle Jets have signed striker Joey Gibbs from Western Sydney Wanderers.

Gibbs joins Gary van Egmond's side and a promising debut season for the Wanderers, scoring two goals in 13 appearances for the Hyundai A-League premiers.

After coming through the Sydney FC youth team, Gibbs made his senior A-League debut as a substitute for the Sky Blues in the 2009/10 Grand Final against the Melbourne Victory.

The 20-year-old has also previously had stints with New South Wales Premier League Clubs Manly United and Marconi Stallions.

“I’m very excited to have signed with Newcastle,” Gibbs said.

“Newcastle is a football town and I’m looking forward to playing in front of these fans.”

Jets CEO Robbie Middleby said the signing of Gibbs would bolster the Jets’ forward line, which already features former English Premier League strikers Emile Heskey and Michael Bridges as well as Young Socceroo Adam Taggart.

“Joey adds a bit of extra depth to our squad, especially in the attacking third,” Middleby said.

“Although he’s only young, Joey has experience at A-League level from his time spent with Western Sydney Wanderers last season and also from having played in a Grand Final with Sydney FC.

“We’re pleased he has decided to join the Jets and everyone at the club is looking forward to working with him over the course of the coming season.”

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