Newcastle Jets Head Coach Mark Jones has today named an initial 18-player squad for Sunday’s crunch #F3Derby against Central Coast Mariners in Gosford.
With influential midfielder Wayne Brown suspended due to yellow card accumulation, three players have been added to the squad that lost 3-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers last Saturday.
Finn Aleksandr Kokko, defender Ivan Vujica plus the versatile John Koutroumbis are in contention to feature in one of the most important #F3Derby duels over the past decade.
The Jets can hand the wooden spoon to Central Coast if they secure a win in Gosford, however a loss would put Newcastle in serious trouble of finishing last themselves leading into the final regular season round of the Hyundai A-League.
Remember, full season Jets Members will receive FREE entry to Sunday’s game in Gosford!
The #F3Derby Legends Challenge will be played at 3:30pm, while the Derby itself kicks off at 5:00pm.
The Club is running a $20 return bus, which is available to all Jets Members and fans. Details and bookings here.
Newcastle Jets Squad vs. Central Coast Mariners: 2. Daniel MULLEN, 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (C), 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Mateo POLJAK, 9. Aleksandr KOKKO, 11. Labinot HALITI, 12. Harrison SAWYER, 13. Ivan VUJICA, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Nicholas COWBURN, 19. Morten NORDSTRAND, 20. Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 22. Lachlan JACKSON, 28. John KOUTROUMBIS, 50. Tomislav ARCABA (Gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 9. Aleksandr KOKKO (promoted), 13. Ivan VUJICA (returns from injury), 28. John KOUTROUMBIS (returns from injury)
Outs: 10. Wayne BROWN (suspended - 1 week)
Unavailable: 1. Ben KENNEDY (Gk) (achilles - season), 10. Wayne BROWN (suspended - 1 week), 21. Daniel ALESSI (knee - season)
Central Coast Mariners vs. Newcastle Jets - Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 26
When: Sunday 9 April 2017
#F3Derby Legends Challenge: 3:30pm
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Bus Travel: Please click here to purchase your $20 return ticket
Entry: Jets Members receive FREE entry to the #F3Derby / match tickets can be purchased here
Social Media: Join the match conversation using #F3Derby