Roy O’Donovan returns to play his first game for Newcastle this weekend, with Craig Deans naming his #F3Derby squad.
The striker will take the number 7 for the Jets, and after a solid week at training will be pushing hard for a spot in the starting XI.
After being named in the squad last weekend, Wes Hoolahan won’t be in the mix for gametime on Sunday.
Despite a number of positive weeks on the training paddock, the decision has been made by both Wes and the Club’s medical staff to delay his return to ensure the Irishman is at 100% before he takes to the pitch again.
Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 2.Bobby BURNS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Roy O’DONOVAN, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 23.Matt RIDENTON, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 29.Connor O’TOOLE, 30.Keegan HUGHES (gk), 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (2-4 to be omitted)
Ins: 7.Roy O’DONOVAN (new signing), 29.Connor O’TOOLE (new signing)
Unavailable: 1.Glen MOSS (calf – 1-3 weeks), 22.Lachlan JACKSON (knee – indefinite), 40.Noah JAMES (hand – 3 months)