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Bridges hails Heskey signing

21 September 2012 08:14

Newcastle Jets striker Michael Bridges has hailed the arrival of Englishman Emile Heskey to the club, declaring the signing 'tremendous'.

Bridges played against Heskey during his time at Sunderland and Leeds United in the English Premier League, and he believes his new strike partner will be a fantastic addition to the club.

"I think Emile is a tremendous signing for the Jets," Bridges said.

"He's just left Aston Villa where he was playing in the Premier League last season and that says a lot about his quality.

"It's a massive coup for the club to bring someone of his stature to Newcastle."

Bridges said he expects Heskey, 34, to create plenty of chances as well as score his fair share of goals this season.

"He's a big target man who is a powerhouse, a work horse and can lead the forward line," Bridges said.

"If you look at his strike-partners at the teams he's played with, they've all been goal-scoring machines because of his work rate and supply."

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