Line-ups for the Round 10 clash between the Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers at Hunter Stadium.
Injury has forced the Newcastle Jets to make a handful of changes to their line-up for Saturday's clash with Western Sydney Wanderers at Hunter Stadium.
Nathan Burns has been ruled out of the match after picking up some swelling in his right knee following training on Friday. James Brown takes his place in the starting XI.
Jacob Pepper will start at right-back in place of the Scoot Neville, who was ruled out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Emile Heskey will also miss the clash with knee soreness.
James Virgili, Michael Bridges and Joey Gibbs have been added to the Jets' bench to bolster Newcastle's attacking stocks in the absence of Burns and Heskey.
Newcastle Jets starting XI: 1. Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 3. Taylor REGAN, 4. Kew JALIENS, 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Ruben ZADKOVICH (c), 15. Josh BRILLANTE, 16. Jacob PEPPER, 18. James BROWN, 21. Sam GALLAWAY, 22. Adam TAGGART Substitutes: 11. Craig GOODWIN, 13. Joseph GIBBS, 17. James VIRGILI, 19. Michael BRIDGES, 20. Ben KENNEDY (gk),
Western Sydney Wanderers starting XI: 1. Ante COVIC (gk), 3. Adam D-APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (c), 6. Jerome POLENZ, 7. Labinot HALITI, 8. Mateo POLJAK, 10. Aaron MOOY, 13. Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 17. Youssouf HERSI, 19. Mark BRIDGE, 21. Shinji ONO. Substitutes: 14. Kwabena APPIAH, 18. Iacopo LA ROCCA, 20. Jerrad TYSON (gk), 22. Dean HEFFERNAN, 26. Jaushua SOTIRIO
Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers Saturday, 14 December 2013 Hunter Stadium, Newcastle Kick-off: 7.30pm local (7.30pm AEDT) Referee: Jarred Gillett Assistant Referee 1: Nathan MacDonald Assistant Referee 2: Ryan Gallagher Fourth Official: Tim McGilchrist
TV Broadcast: 7.30pm (AEDT) Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1HD.Broadcast Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand).
Radio Broadcast: 1233 ABC Newcastle, 702 ABC Sydney, ABC Local Radio NSW, Grandstand Digital (from 9.00pm AEDT). Full coverage on ABC Radio Online/Mobile phone app.
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