Newcastle Jets will head into Saturday’s clash with Perth down on troops following an ankle injury to John Koutroumbis.
The 23-year-old failed to finish Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the Central Coast and will miss the final home game of the season.
“He’s in the moon boot and crutches,” Deans said.
“He had a scan and won’t be part of this game. He’s a loss for us.
“Ali (Abbas) came on just after halftime (on Tuesday) and defended well. He did a good job, so he’ll come in.”
Furthermore, the Club is also without Lachlan Jackson.
The defender was granted an immediate release in order to take up an opportunity to secure his future overseas.
“It’s a great opportunity for Lachlan to go and test himself at a good level,” Deans said.
“We don’t want to deny him that opportunity with two or three games left here.”
The Jets are already without trio Connor O’Toole, Luka Pršo and Ramy Najjarine, who are on international duty.
Plus, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos is sidelined with a calf injury.
“We have to shuffle some people around,” Deans said.
“The players we have here are quite versatile, so someone’s going to have to fill that hole.”
Saturday, 5 June 2021 - Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle - Kick-Off: 7:10pm (Local)(7:10pm (AEST))
Referee: Adam Fielding Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher Assistant Referee 2: Brad Wright Fourth Official: Ben Abraham VAR: Craig Zetter
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:05pm (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
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Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 7.Jordan O'DOHERTY, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 14.Ali ABBAS, 16.Matt MILLAR, 17.Valentino YUEL, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 23.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 27.Lucas MAURAGIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 28.Blake ARCHBOLD, 26.Archie GOODWIN, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 18.Jack ARMSON, 51.Jordan LENNON (promoted)
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 19.Kosta PETRATOS (promoted), 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted), 18.Jack ARMSON (promoted), 51.Jordan LENNON (promoted)
Outs: 22.Lachlan JACKSON (released), 2.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (ankle – 1 week)
Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVKSI (calf – season), 15.Tete YENGI (Foot – 1-2 weeks), 20.Syahrian ABIMANYU (National duty), 8.Liridon Krasniqi (National duty), 21.Luka PRŠO (National duty), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (National duty), 11.Ramy NAJJARINE (National duty), 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (calf – 1 week)
Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Jason GERIA, 5.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Kosuke OTA, 9.Bruno FORNAROLI, 10.Andy KEOGH, 11.Joel CHIANESE, 13.Luke BODNAR, 15.Brandon WILSON, 17.Diego CASTRO, 19.Callum TIMMINS, 20.Carlo ARMIENTO, 22.Josh RAWLINS, 23.Dane INGHAM, 24.Daniel STYNES, 29.Darryl LACHMAN, 33.Liam REDDY (gk)
**0-2 to be omitted**
Unavailable: 4.Sebastian LANGKAMP (groin – 1-2 weeks), 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS (international duty), 18.Nick D'AGOSTINO (international duty)