A-League | Ins & outs
Craig Deans has made two changes to the squad set to tackle the Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium tomorrow night.
Skipper Nigel Boogaard returns from suspension while youngster Jack Simmons has been added to the bench.
The Jets are coming off a narrow 1-0 loss away to the Mariners last week and the addition of the experienced Boogaard will help bolster the home side's backline.
There was some promising signs for the club's first outing for 2020/21, most notably the classy debut performance of Ramy Najjarine and the impressive game from youngster Lucas Mauragis who came into the game early after Jason Hoffman was subbed out with injury.
Western Sydney lost their season opener at home to newcomers Macarthur 1-0 and will be keen to get their first win for the season.
The match has some added spice with former Jets coach, Carl Robinson, returning to the Hunter for the first time since leaving the club during the preseason. Wantaway forward, Bernie Ibini, will also return to McDonald Jones Stadium after departing the club in mid-December.
Friday 8 January 2021
Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Kick-Off: 7:05pm (AEDT))
Referee: Daniel Elder
Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher
Assistant Referee 2: James Cleal
Fourth Official: Alex King
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 6:30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 7 (New Zealand), Kayo Sports (www.kayosports.com.au) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
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Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 11.Ramy NAJJARINE , 13.Maki PETRATOS, 14.Ali ABBAS, 15.Tete YENGI, 18.Jack ARMSON, 17.Valentino YUEL, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 27.Lucas MAURAGIS, 28.Blake ARCHBOLD ,32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (return from suspension), 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted)
Unavailable: 2.John KOUTROUMBIS (ankle – 2 weeks), 5.Benjamin KANTAROVSKI (calf – 2 weeks)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 2.Ziggy GORDON, 4.Dylan McGowan (c), 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 7.Bruce KAMAU, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Bernie IBINI, 10.Simon COX, 11.Kwame YEBOAH, 13.Tate RUSSELL, 14.James TROISI, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Graham DORRNAS, 23.Kosta GROZOS, 27.Nicolai MULLER, 30.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 33.Mark NATTA, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 39.Thomas AQUILINA, 50.Oliver KALAC (gk)
Ins: 7.Bruce Kamau (promoted), 33.Mark NATTA (promoted)