W-League: Deans names maiden 2018/19 squad

Newcastle Jets Westfield W-League Coach, Craig Deans has named his first squad of the 2018/19 season for the Round 2 clash away to Melbourne Victory at Lakeside Stadium.

The side’s first ever Thursday night match is likely to see the debut of a number of new faces in Newcastle Jets colours, with Larissa Crummer and Taylor Smith among the new recruits looking fit and ready to fire.

The returning Libby Copus-Brown is also a chance of making the final 15-woman squad, while Teigan Collister could be in line for a Westfield W-League debut.

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The only unavailable player for Round 2 is Hannah Brewer, who is serving a one-match suspension after her red card in last year’s Semi Final loss to Sydney FC.

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Newcastle Jets Round 2 squad v Melbourne Victory:

4. Libby COPUS-BROWN, 6. Cassidy DAVIS, 7. Gema SIMON, 8. Sophie NENADOVIC, 9. Katie STENGEL, 10. Emily VAN EGMOND, 11. Cortnee VINE, 12. Tara ANDREWS, 14. Taylor SMITH, 15. Renee POUNTNEY, 17. Jenna KINGSLEY, 18. Clare WHEELER, 19. Pana PETRATOS, 20. Claire COELHO (gk), 22. Larissa CRUMMER, 25. Teigan Collister, 28. Britt ECKERSTROM (gk)

*two to be omitted*

Unavailable: 2. Hannah BREWER (suspension – 1 week)

The Jets will get their Westfield W-League campaign underway in Round 2 away to Melbourne Victory, on Thursday 1 November at Lakeside Stadium. Kick is at 7:30pm (AEDT), with the match broadcast live on Fox Sports and streamed on the MyFootball Live App