Jets sign Sky Blues youngster

Former Sydney FC midfield utility Max Burgess has been added to the Newcastle Jets first team squad for the remainder of the 2014-15 A-League season.

Burgess, who joins the Jets on an injury replacement contract for James Virgili, has one appearance in Australia’s top flight to his name after turning out for the Sky Blues against Melbourne City in round 1 this campaign.

The 20-year-old has been training with Phil Stubbins’ squad throughout March.

Burgess will wear the number 31 kit throughout his initial contract period with the Jets.