Jeffers joins Newcastle Jets on 10-week contract

One-time England international Francis Jeffers has agreed to

play at Australian club Newcastle Jets for 10 weeks after five

months without a club.

The A-League team signed the 29-year-old former Everton and

Arsenal striker in the hope that its young players benefit from his

topflight experience.

Jeffers scored against Australia on his only international

appearance when a weak England side lost 3-1 to the Socceroos in

2003.

Jeffers is likely to make his debut against Adelaide on Nov. 13

and says he wants to ”to assist the Jets to climb up the ladder

during my time here.”

Jeffers has been without a club since Sheffield Wednesday

released him following its relegation to England’s third tier in

May.