Newcastle Jets name FFA Cup squad

The Newcastle Jets have confirmed their 18-player squad for their Round of 32 FFA Cup fixture against the Gold Coast Knights at CBUS Stadium.

Ernie Merrick and his players will be fresh from their tour of Spain, travelling direct to the Gold Coast despite the Club’s request for a later fixture.

Captain, Nigel Boogaard remains unavailable following a knock during a pre-season friendly against Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC.

Nick Cowburn is also unavailable, as he recovers from a lower leg injury sustained in last month’s Super Champions Cup in Haikou.

Noah James will replace the recently departed Jack Duncan, with the young gloveman to deputise for the experienced Glen Moss.

Roy O’Donovan is unavailable for selection due to suspension.

Newcastle Jets: 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.Ronald VARGAS, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Glen MOSS (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matt RIDENTON, 24.Joseph CHAMPNESS, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 40.Noah JAMES (gk), 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (c)

**one to be omitted**

Ins: N/A

Outs: N/A

Unavailable: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (unavailable – TBC), 9.Roy O’DONOVAN (suspension – 10 weeks) 16.Nick COWBURN (lower leg – 3 weeks)