Newcastle Jets sign Socceroo David Carney

A LAST-MINUTE strike from Adam Taggart has edged the Newcastle Jets closer to their first win in six weeks.

The Jets drew 2-all with the Western Sydney Wanderers at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.

The Jets have slipped to second-last on the A-League ladder, ahead of only Melbourne Heart. They have not won a game since December 20.

Interim head coach Clayton Zane said he hoped the Jets's new signing would turn things around.

Socceroo David Carney will join the Jets this week for the rest of the 2013-14 A-League season.

The Jets' other new signing, Joel Griffiths, received a red card at full-time in his first game for the Jets on Saturday after a heated clash with referee Ben Williams.

It is likely Griffiths will be charged with using "offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures against a match official".

The Jets will play Wellington Phoenix this Sunday, February 9, at Hunter Stadium at 5pm.

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