Heskey re-signs with Jets for next season
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP)
Former England striker Emile Heskey has agreed to play another A-League season with the Newcastle Jets.
The 35-year-old Heskey agreed in principle to play the 2013-14 season with the Jets and the club says a formal announcement is expected in the next few days.
Heskey told the club's website Wednesday that ''everything is agreed and I will be coming back next season.''
One of the competition's marquee players this season with Sydney FC's Alessandro Del Piero and Western Sydney Wanderers' Shinji Ono, Heskey has helped the A-League achieve a record regular-season attendance of 1.67 million.
Del Piero and Ono have also re-signed contracts to keep them in Australia next season.
Sydney FC and Newcastle did not make the playoffs. Ono led the Wanderers to first place in their inaugural year.