Newcastle name squad for home opener

The Newcastle Jets have named an extended 18-man squad for Saturday' opening home match against Melbourne Victory at Hunter Stadium.

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (GK), 2.Scott NEVILLE, 3.Taylor REGAN, 4.Kew JALIENS (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 7.Jeronimo NEUMANN, 8.Zenon CARAVELLA, 9.Joel GRIFFITHS, 10.Marcos FLORES, 11.Andrew HOOLE, 12.Sam GALLAGHER, 13.Edson MONTANO, 16.Jacob PEPPER, 17.James VIRGILI, 18.Allan WELSH, 20.Ben KENNEDY (GK), 21.Sam GALLAWAY, 23.David CARNEY

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 2.Scott NEVILLE (returns from being rested), 10. Marcos FLORES (returns from being rested).

Outs: Nil.

Unavailable: 14.Billy CELESKI (groin – 1-2 weeks), 15.Josh BARRESI (knee – season), 22. Jonny STEELE (leave of absence).


Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Nathan COE (GK), 5.Mark MILLIGAN (c) 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Gui FINKLER, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.Connor PAIN, 13.Andrew NABBOUT, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15. Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 18.Dylan MURNANE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 21.Carl VALERI, 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 23. Adrian LEIJER, 24.Scott GALLOWAY

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 8. Besart BERISHA (returns from injury) 15.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (returns from suspension), 23.Adrian LEIJER (returns from suspension)

Outs: 26. Jordan BROWN (not selected)

Unavailable: 2.Jason GERIA (ankle – 1 week), 4.Nick ANSELL (foot – 2-3 weeks), 17. Matthieu DELPIERRE (hamstring – 1 week)

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

Tickets availavle from Ticketmaster

Kick-Off: 5:00 PM (Local) (5:00 PM AEDT)

Referee: Strebre Delovski

Assistant Referee 1: Leigh Pigram

Assistant Referee 2: James Tesoriero

Fourth Official: Chris Young

TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 4HD & FOX SPORTS 4 from 4.30pm (AEDT) and Delayed on Sky Sport 1 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, Local Radio VIC, 936 ABC Hobart and ABC Northern Tasmania, 1233 ABC Newcastle Grandstand Digital, Grandstand Online/A-League Live Mobile phone app