You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Adam Taggart ready to inflict pain on Jets

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016 By Justin Chadwick

Perth Glory striker Adam Taggart says the Newcastle Jets will always have a special place in his heart, but he'll be aiming to inflict maximum pain on his former side in Saturday night's A-League clash at nib Stadium.

Taggart's two-year stint at the Jets helped launch his international career, with his 16-goal haul in the 2013/14 campaign landing him the Golden Boot award and a Socceroos call-up.

Injuries blighted Taggart's two-years in the UK (Fulham and Dundee United on loan) after that, and a niggling calf injury grounded him for five games earlier this season.

But after negotiating his way through the past three games off the bench, Taggart says he's ready for a starting berth again, and he hopes it comes against his former club.

"It's a special game," Taggart said.

"Newcastle has a special place in my heart. I had such a good time there.

"But I'm going to be as aggressive as normal and go out there looking to win.

"It's important we really go out there and take it to them ... and put them on the back foot early."

Perth Glory right back Josh Risdon was expected to be sidelined with a quad injury until early next year.

But the Socceroos defender is in line to make a shock return against the Jets.

Glory sit in fifth spot on the table following last week's 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory.

The ninth-placed Jets have snared just one win from nine games this season, and are coming off a 2-0 loss to Sydney FC.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon