Bridges gets one year extension

Newcastle Jets have signed experienced attacker Michael Bridges to a new one-year deal at the club on the back of some great late season form from the veteran.

Newcastle Jets have signed experienced attacker Michael Bridges to a new one-year deal at the club on the back of some great late season form from the veteran.

After arriving at the Jets midway through the 2009/10 season, Bridges quickly developed into a favourite amongst the Club-s Members and supporters.

"We are delighted Michael has re-signed with the club for next season, and in addition, to have him involved with our juniors is a major boost for our region," CEO Robbie Middleby told the club's website.

The former English Premier League striker has made 51 A-League appearances for Newcastle during his four seasons at the club, scoring 10 goals.

“I-m delighted to be able to spend another season playing at the Jets,” Bridges said.

“My family and I are very happy in Newcastle and we love the lifestyle here, so it-s great to settle down and have my future sorted.”

The 34-year-old said he has never felt fitter and is confident he can continue to be a big contributor to the Jets both on and off the park.

“I-m my biggest critic and I-ve said since day one of pre-season that I-ve never felt this fit, never felt this strong,” Bridges said.

“Thankfully I got the chance to show that. I-m playing better football and looking leaner and fitter than I was when I arrived three years ago.

“Hopefully I can pass on some wisdom and some knowledge and help bring our younger players along.”