Sport briefs: Jets hone in on fifth spot

NEWCASTLE Jets will be out to back up their gutsy 3-2 win over Brisbane Roar when they host Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium this Sunday.

The thrilling win elevated the Jets back into the A-League top six, and within five points of fourth-placed Brisbane.

They can overtake Perth, fifth on 17 points, with another win at home this weekend.

ON A HIGH: Andrew Hoole celebrates his opening goal in Newcastle's 3-2 win over Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night. Picture: Getty Images

ON A HIGH: Andrew Hoole celebrates his opening goal in Newcastle's 3-2 win over Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night. Picture: Getty Images

NPL signing

Edgeworth Eagles have secured English midfielder Kieran Sanders for the Northern NSW NPL this season.

Sanders joins the defending champions from Far North Queensland Heat.

Knights in action

The Newcastle Knights were back in pre-season training last week.

They will be working hard until the Auckland Nines in Auckland, New Zealand on February 4 and 5.

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