A forced pair of outs, a return from injury, and it all to play for come Sunday.
Craig Deans has today named his squad to take on Adelaide on Sunday afternoon at McDonald Jones Stadium.
After an extended period on the sidelines with an ankle injury, Tara Andrews has been named in the squad and is back in the mix.
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She’ll be a welcome addition to Deans’ arsenal, given he’s now without one of his most effective attacking weapons for the remainder of the season.
That player, Taylor Smith, won’t appear in the Westfield W-League again this season after rupturing her ACL in the draw with Perth in Round 7.
Joining her on the outs list this weekend is Larissa Crummer, who has a one game suspension to serve after her red card in that same match.
Newcastle Jets FC squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 4.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 5.Arin WRIGHT, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 9.Katie STENGEL, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND, 11.Cortnee VINE, 12.Tara ANDREWS, 15.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 19.Pana PETRATOS, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 28.Britt ECKERSTROM (gk)
*one to be omitted*
Ins: 12.Tara ANDREWS (return from injury)
Outs: 14.Taylor Smith (knee - indefinite), 22.Larissa Crummer (suspension - 1 week)
Unavailable: 14.Taylor SMITH (knee - indefinite), 22.Larissa Crummer (suspension - 1 week)