Jets name 18-man squad for Wellington clash

The Newcastle Jets have named an 18-man squad to travel to Napier to face Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets have named an 18-man squad to travel to Napier to face Wellington Phoenix in their Round 3 Hyundai A-League clash at McLean Park on Sunday.

Defender Taylor Regan and midfielder Ben Kantarovski have both been added to the Jets- extended travelling party and are available to make their first appearance of the season.

Speaking after Tuesday morning-s training session, Jets assistant coach Craig Deans also indicated that home grown winger Andrew Hoole is likely to feature for the Jets on Sunday.

“We had a look at young Hooley in the front third, he has a lot of natural aggression and positivity about himself, so that-s the sort of the thing we-re looking for,” he said.

“He has real self-belief that he can make a difference, so I think someone like him is a good chance (of playing).”

Sunday-s match will mark the first time an A-League fixture has been played at McLean Park in Napier. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm AEDT.

Newcastle Jets Squad: 1. Mark BIRIGHITTI (GK), 2. Scott NEVILLE, 3. Taylor REGAN, 4. Kew JALIENS, 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6. Zenon CARAVELLA, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 10. Nathan BURNS, 11. Craig GOODWIN, 12. Connor CHAPMAN, 15. Josh BRILLANTE, 16. Jacob PEPPER, 18. James BROWN, 19. Michael BRIDGES, 20. Ben KENNEDY, 21. Sam GALLAWAY, 22. Adam TAGGART (two to be omitted).

Ins: Taylor REGAN (promoted), Ben KANTAROVSKI (promoted).

Outs: James VIRGILI.

Unavailable: Emile HESKEY (knee - 1 to 2 weeks), Mitch COOPER (knee - long term).

Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets Sunday, 27 October 2013 McLean Stadium, Napier, NZ Kick-off: 5:00pm local (3:00pm AEDT) Referee: Adam Kersey Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh Assistant Referee 2: Glen Lochrie Fourth Official: Matt Conger

TV Broadcast: 3.00pm (AEDT) Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1HD and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand).

Radio Broadcast: 1233 ABC Newcastle, Online/Mobile phone app

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