Jets bolster keeper stocks

The Newcastle Jets have added a second goalkeeper to their roster with 29-year-old Neil Young signing a one-year contract with the club.

The Newcastle Jets have added a second goalkeeper to their roster with 29-year-old Neil Young signing a one-year contract with the club.

Young, 29, who has been playing with the Melbourne Knights in the Victorian Premier League, has been brought into the fold as a back-up for talented 22-year-old custodian Ben Kennedy.

"Neil is a fine person and a very talented goalkeeper," said Jets CEO John Tsatsimas.

"He has obviously had to bide his time throughout his career in order to find his first Hyundai A-League contract, but we're delighted to have him on board and we believe that he will be a great asset for our club."

"It will be great to see both he and Ben Kennedy battle for the No.1 position as we embark on the new season."

Young spent 14 years at West Australian Premier League side Sorrento FC before making the switch to Melbourne said he was thrilled to make his debut in Hyundai A-League.

"It's obviously one of the most exciting times that I've had in my career," he said.

"I'm definitely up for the challenge and it should be a great season hopefully not only for myself, but for the club too."

The Jets take on Wellington Phoenix in their Hyundai A-League opening-round clash at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Sunday.