Ins and Outs: Injured Jets duo named in squad

Newcastle Coach Craig Deans has named Ramy Najjarine and Johnny Koutroumbis in the squad to face Central Coast Mariners on Saturday.

The pair are in the mix to make their returns from injury this weekend.

Koutroumbis was a late scratching from last week’s 1-1 win over Sydney FC with a lower back issue, while Najjarine has missed several weeks with an ankle complaint.


"Johnny's had the last two sessions. He had a back spasm before the game last week which ruled him out," Deans said.

"He's done the last two sessions fully, which is a good sign.

"Ramy's done a whole week of training with no restrictions for the first time in five or six weeks, so they're both available for the squad. 

"I'm sure I'll find a way to get them in."

Saturday, 15 May 2021 - Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle - Kick-Off: 7:10pm (Local)(7:10pm (AEST))

Referee: Jonathan Barreiro Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields

Assistant Referee 2: Adam Powers Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas VAR: Chris Beath

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:00pm (AEST), Sky Sport 7 (New Zealand), Kayo Sports (www.kayosports.com.au) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers

Radio Broadcast: COAST FM 96.3

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Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 2.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD, 7 Jordan O'DOHERTY, 8.Liridon KRASNIQI, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 11.Ramy NAJJARINE, 14.Ali ABBAS, 16.Matt MILLAR, 17.Valentino YUEL, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 21.Luka PRŠO, 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 27.Lucas MAURAGIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (c)

**2-4 to be omitted**  

Ins: 2.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (returns from back injury), 11.Ramy NAJJARINE (returns from ankle injury)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVKSI (calf – season), 15.Tete YENGI (Foot – 2-3 weeks), 20. Syahrian ABIMANYU (National duty)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 3.Lewis MILLER, 4.Joshua NISBET, 5.Stefan NIGRO, 6.Gianni STENSNESS, 7.Stefan JANKOVIC, 8.Oliver BOZANIC (c), 11.Jack CLISBY, 12.Marco UREÑA,14.Daniel BOUMAN, 15.Kye ROWLES, 19.Matt SIMON, 20.Adam PEARCE (gk), 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Michal JANOTA, 23.Dan HALL, 25.Matthew HATCH, 26.Jaden CASELLA, 29.Alou KUOL, 30.Jordan SMYLIE

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Stefan Jankovic (Promoted), 12.Marco UREÑA (Return from Suspension)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Nil