The Lowe-down

David Lowe previews Week 4 of the Hyundai A-League.

The Newcastle Jets travel to Skilled Park to tackle the Gold Coast in Round 4 of the Hyundai A-League this Sunday.

The match marks the beginning of Gary van Egmond-s second term as head coach of the Newcastle outfit.

As always when a new coach takes charge, there will be keen interest in his decision at the selection table and in tactician deployment,

With Brazilian defender Tiago Calvano out injured and captain Jobe Wheelhouse available after illness forced his late withdrawal last week, there are quite a few possible scenarios.

The Gold Coast have a relatively new side after a sizable number of “ins and outs” during the off season. Regardless, they are very mobile and always difficult to beat at home.

This game will provide van Egmond with a good gauge of where his team is at.

In other matches, Central Coast will be desperate to notch their first win of the season against high-flying, and our Week 5 opponent, Perth at Gosford.

Melbourne Victory will be similarly keen to grab a goal and some points on the awkward trip to Wellington.

Sydney travel south to face Melbourne Heart in what should be a tight contest and the Brisbane Roar juggernaut face a hot and cold Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium tonight.