Two big names in the Newcastle Jets squad could return to action this weekend when the club hosts Melbourne City in Sunday’s Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League double-header at Hunter Stadium.
Jets defender Nigel Boogaard plus livewire attacker Leonardo have each been included in Scott Miller’s preliminary 18-player squad for the round 10 encounter.
Boogaard has missed the past two matches after being injured against Adelaide United in round seven, while Leonardo didn’t feature last round against Sydney FC due to knee soreness.
But both players are potential inclusions for this Sunday’s home match against John van’t Schip’s inform City side.
All 16 players who were part of the Jets matchday squad last Friday against Sydney FC have been included in this week's preliminary squad.
Newcastle Jets Squad vs. Melbourne City: 1. Mark Birighitti (Gk), 3. Jason Hoffman, 4. Nigel Boogaard (C), 5. Ben Kantarovski, 6. Cameron Watson, 7. Enver Alivodic, 8. Mateo Poljak, 9. Milos Trifunovic, 10. Leonardo, 13. Lee Ki-je, 14. Mitch Cooper, 17. Radovan Pavicevic, 20. Ben Kennedy (Gk), 22. Lachlan Jackson, 23. David Carney, 24. Nicholas Cowburn, 27. Braedyn Crowley, 28. Ryan Kitto *two to be omitted*
Ins: 4. Nigel Boogaard (C) (returns from ankle injury), 10. Leonardo (returns from knee soreness)
Unavailable: 2. Daniel Mullen (knee – indefinite), 11. Labinot Haliti (knee – season)
Newcastle Jets vs. Melbourne City – Hyundai A-League 2015/16 Round 10 & Westfield W-League 2015/16 Round 9
When: Sunday 13 December 2015
Where: Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
Westfield W-League: 2:00pm
Hyundai A-League: 5:00pm
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