Newcastle Jets Head Coach Mark Jones has named a preliminary 18-player squad for Friday night’s Hyundai A-League clash with Melbourne City in Coffs Harbour.
Andrew Hoole is set to return from his one-game suspension against City at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, while attacker Morten Nordstrand will return from concussion.
Recently recruited fullback Joel Allwright has travelled with the squad to the home of the Big Banana, and may also be set for his Hyundai A-League bow.
Aleksandr Kokko hasn’t travelled to the Coffs Coast, while Ben Kantarovski (knee), Wayne Brown (hip-flexor) and Ivan Vujica (hamstring) are edging closer to being available for selection again after their respective injuries.
Newcastle Jets will train at C.ex Coffs International Stadium this morning before taking on City at the venue at 7:50pm on Friday night.
The game will be broadcast live on both FOX SPORTS and SBS VICELAND.
Newcastle Jets Squad vs. Melbourne City: 2. Daniel MULLEN, 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (C), 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Mateo POLJAK, 11. Labinot HALITI, 12. Harry SAWYER, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Nicholas COWBURN, 18. MA Leilei, 19. Morten NORDSTRAND, 20. Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 22. Lachlan JACKSON, 23. Devante CLUT, 28. John KOUTROUBMIS, 29. Joel ALLWRIGHT, 50. Tomislav ARCABA (Gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 7. Andrew HOOLE (returns from suspension), 19. Morten NORDTSRAND (returns from concussion), 29. Joel ALLWRIGHT (promoted)
Outs: 9. Aleksandr KOKKO (omitted)
Unavailable: 1. Ben KENNEDY (achilles - season), 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee - 1-2 weeks), 10. Wayne BROWN (hip flexor - 1 week), 13. Ivan VUJICA (hamstring - 1-3 weeks), 21. Daniel ALESSI (knee - season)
Newcastle Jets vs. Melbourne City - Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 17
When: Friday 27 January 2017
Where: C.ex Coffs International Stadium
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