W-League: Squad to face Canberra named

Newcastle Jets W-League Head Coach, Craig Deans has been able to retain a fairly settled squad ahead of Saturday’s first Westfield W-League home match.

Emily van Egmond and Gema Simon will return to the squad after their endeavours with the national team this past week, having each played a part against Chile at some stage.

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One of Newcastle’s biggest personalities, Hannah Brewer will return to the squad and is a chance to play her first match of the Westfield W-League 2018/19 season, having served her one-match suspension from last year's Semi Final against Sydney FC.

Cortnee Vine Canberra United
Cortnee Vine up against Ellie Carpenter the last time Canberra were in town.

She’ll come into the squad for Australian international, Larissa Crummer who suffered a quad injury in the Round 2 defeat to Melbourne Victory but is on the road to recovery.

That means Cassidy Davis will require a new partner at the centre of defence, with Brewer the most likely option to come in alongside her.

After coming on against Victory for her Westfield W-League debut, Teigan Collister is one woman who will be pushing hard to earn her second appearance be it in the starting XI or off the bench once again.  

Newcastle Jets FC squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 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), 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 28.Britt ECKERSTROM (gk)

*two to be omitted*

Ins: 2.Hannah BREWER (return from suspension)
Outs: 22.Larissa CRUMMER (quad - 2 weeks)
Unavailable: 22.Larissa CRUMMER (quad - 2 weeks)