W-League: Gilly and Crummer are IN

There are a pair of big inclusions, and more competition for spots than ever in the squad for Round 5’s clash with Brisbane.

Australia international Larissa Crummer is back in the squad to face the Roar on Thursday night, and will be expected to slot into the backline having overcome her battle with a quad injury.

It could mean a reshuffle of things in a back four which has kept two clean sheets in as many weeks.

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Further stirring the pot will be the inclusion of ‘new’ signing, Arin Wright who has told coach, Craig Deans she’s fully fit and raring to go.

She’s been named in the squad for Thursday night, and a potential start for Wright could see a reshuffle in the attacking third as Deans looks to use the American as best he can.

Taylor Smith
Smith has been in good form so far this season.

If that's the case it would mean a shake-up to last week's starting XI, particularly in the final third.  

Tara Andrews is the only player unavailable, with an ankle injury ensuring she remains sidelined this weekend.

Newcastle Jets FC squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 4.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 5.Arin WRIGHT, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 9.Katie STENGEL, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND, 11.Cortnee VINE, 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*

Ins: 5.Arin WRIGHT (promoted), 22.Larissa CRUMMER (return from injury)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 12.Tara ANDREWS (ankle - 5 weeks)