Zadkovich returns for F3 Derby

Craig Deans has today named an extended 16-man squad for Sunday’s game against the Mariners at Ausgrid Stadium.

Craig Deans, who will coach the Jets A-League team this Sunday before handing over to newly appointed head coach Gary van Egmond on Monday, has today named an extended 16-man squad for Sunday-s game against the Mariners at Ausgrid Stadium.

Deans confirmed striker Ruben Zadkovich, who missed last weekend-s game due to the flu, will return to the starting XI for the F3 Derby match.

“For a derby game, people with Ruben-s characteristics are important,” Deans said.

“He will come into the starting team and I will take a close at training on Friday and Saturday to finalise the eleven.”

Deans isn-t sure at this stage who will make way for Zadkovich-a return.

“There are two or three players that I could go either way with, it is up to them to prove at training over the next few days that they should be in the starting side,” Deans added.

The 16-player Newcastle Jets squad:

1. Ben Kennedy 2. Taylor Regan 4. Nikolai Topor-Stanley 5. Tiago Calvano 6. Ben Kantarovski 7. Kasey Wehrman 8. Jeremy Brockie 10. Ruben Zadkovich 11. Tarek Elrich 12. Jobe Wheelhouse 13. Byun 14. Labinot Haliti 18. Marko Jesic 19. Matthew Nash 22. Ali Abbas 23. Ryan Griffiths

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1. Mathew RYAN, 2. Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 5. Brad PORTER, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWJIK (c), 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 9. Bernie IBINI, 10. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 12. Troy HEARFIELD, 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 19. Matthew SIMON, 20. Justin PASFIELD, 21. Sam GALLAGHER, 23. Adam KWASNIK.

Match Day details:

Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners 5pm Sunday 23 October 2011 Gates open from 3.30pm, kick-off at 5pm. Tickets from PROticket, phone 1300 12 10 12 or click here to purchase online.

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