After back-to-back defeats on the road in Melbourne, the Jets fortunes could turn around dramatically at Kogarah with three points on Saturday afternoon.
With players set to return from injury and suspension, records to be toppled, and an all-important win up for grabs, it’s a big weekend for Jets fans.
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Here are five things to watch ahead of Saturday’s mammoth clash.
Moss in the mix
Since exiting the pitch at half-time in the loss to Adelaide back in late December, Glen Moss has been sidelined with a thigh injury.
A cut in his thigh which was both deep and long has been healing well, and the goalkeeper is tracking towards a Moss return on Saturday.
The Kiwi international has been in full training with goalkeeping coach, Chris Bowling and the rest of the team and has looked sharp out on the training paddock.
After a red card in the loss to City a fortnight ago, Ronny Vargas has served his suspension and will likely return to the starting XI on Saturday.
The joint top-goalscorer for the Jets, Vargas’ injection into the side will likely see Dimi Petratos slot back into his position on the right-hand side of the midfield.
With the two creative players back in and looking to make things happen this weekend, expect fireworks.
Trekking to Kogarah
Traditionally the home of the Red V in the NRL, Jubilee Stadium has been home to a displaced Sydney FC in 2018/19.
For the Jets, it’s our first time ever playing in Kogarah and the slate is clean, which means history will be made on Saturday.
The travelling support, helped to the ground by Sid Fogg’s who are running buses for Jets Members and fans, will be right on top of the action at Jubilee Stadium and on hand to help the boys home.
Joey on the bench
After breaking his foot in the pre-season it’s been a long and patient wait for explosive striker, Joey Champness.
Now, with weeks of full training under his belt along with a goal-scoring 45 minute cameo in the youth team last weekend, he’s back in the mix.
Ernie Merrick confirmed at his mid-week presser that Champness would be on the bench this Saturday – can he mark his comeback with a goal?
Topor breaking records
He’s a Hyundai A-League veteran, and this weekend Nikolai Topor-Stanley will move into outright second on the all-time appearances list.
When the big man steps out against Sydney on the weekend, he’ll make his 279th appearance in the Hyundai A-League.
With almost 130 of those games coming in Jets colours, Topor will be hoping that he can mark the milestone with three points.