NEWS: Newcastle Jets outline squad changes

Newcastle Jets can today confirm a number of squad changes following the recent conclusion of the club’s Hyundai A-League 2015/16 campaign.

Jets Head Coach Scott Miller together with interim Chief Executive Officer Mr David Eland met individually with off contract players on Saturday.

Subsequent to these meetings, Enver Alivodic, Leonardo, Cameron Watson, Ryan Kitto, Brandon Lundy and Josh Barresi will each depart the club ahead of season 12 of the A-League. 

Alivodic joined the Jets in February 2015 and made 35 A-League appearances throughout his season and a half stay with the club, contributing four goals. 

Leonardo linked with Newcastle in August last year. The diminutive Brazilian attacking midfielder made 20 appearances throughout the club’s 2015/16 campaign, scoring one goal. 

Midfielder Watson joined the Jets in July 2015 and made 17 Hyundai A-League appearances throughout his time at the club, 12 of which were starts. 

Attacker Kitto signed with Newcastle as an injury replacement player for Labinot Haliti in November 2015 and went on to make 18 appearances for the club, scoring two goals. 

19-year-old forward Lundy has been a member of the club’s first team squad on a youth contract since 2014. He made three Hyundai A-League and two Westfield FFA Cup appearances during his time as a senior squad member. 

Barresi linked with Newcastle in 2014 from Western Sydney Wanderers’ youth team. He suffered an unfortunate season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in his first year with the club, but recovered to feature for the Jets’ youth squad throughout 2015/16. 

Newcastle Jets thank each of the above players for their professionalism and service to the club and wish them every success in the future.