Najjarine eager for Roar clash after selection in Aus U23s

The attacking midfield prospect has secured his spot in Australia’s U23 squad and is now ready to put in a big performance in Friday night’s home game against the Brisbane Roar.

Ramy Najjarine made his return from injury with an appearance from the bench in the Jets’ 1-0 F3 derby loss.

The Jets host the sixth-placed Brisbane Roar next and Najjarine is looking to build on that performance for the remainder of the season.

“I spent a lot of time focusing on my rehab,” Najjarine said.

“It’s good to see I’m getting my rhythm back.”


Najjarine, along with Luka Prso and Connor O’Toole were named in the Australian U23’s squad to head to Spain in preparation for Tokyo 2020.

The final few games of the regular A-League 2020/21 season will be vital in Najjarine’s quest to reach full fitness.

“Always very excited to represent my country,” he said.

“I’ve been out for a while now.

“I’m still building to get fully fit.”

Come the conclusion of the season, Najjarine’s loan deal will expire, and the fleet-footed midfielder isn’t ruling out a potential return to the Hunter region.

“It’s a great bunch of people down here from the players to the coaching staff,” he said.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here so far.

“I don’t know what I’m doing next season but I’m looking forward to finding out.”

As speculation about Najjarine’s future begins to grow, the Olyroos representative is firmly concentrated on finishing the season on a high note.

“My full focus is on this weekend’s game,” he said.

“Hopefully we can get a good result then.”

Roar come into the game off a 1-0 defeat to Adelaide United and Najjarine is expecting the Roar will put in a tough performance in their chase to lock in a spot in this season’s finals series.

“They’re a very good team,” he said.

“It’s a very big game for them to try and push into finals.”