Squad Announcement: Round 21


Melbourne Heart FC travels to Hunter Stadium today to take on the Newcastle Jets in Round 21 of the Hyundai A-League tomorrow evening.

Melbourne Heart FC travels to Hunter Stadium today to take on the Newcastle Jets in Round 21 of the Hyundai A-League tomorrow evening..

Heart welcomes captain Fred (quad strain) and experienced defender Simon Colosimo (calf) back from injury, while new Dutch signing Marcel Meeuwis has made the journey and is likely to play a part in the match after receiving his international clearance.

Heart will hope to procure three points for the first time outside of Melbourne this season and will look to replicate its excellent home form, which has seen John Aloisi’s side secure four consecutive wins at AAMI Park, at the Hunter tomorrow night.

Aloisi has a selection headache with the inclusion of Colosimo and Fred, with his side producing a particularly impressive performance last Saturday against Perth Glory.

Check out all of the ins and outs in today’s squad announcement, below.

Friday, February 15
Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Heart
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Kick off: 7:30 PM
Referee: Chris Beath
Assistant referee 1: Ashley Beecham
Assistant referee 2: Leigh Pigram
Fourth official: Adam Gehrig
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1HD and Sky Sports 2

ABC Radio Coverage – 1233 Newcastle, Grandstand Digital & online
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To purchase tickets visit http://www.a-league.com.au/tickets

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Ben Kennedy (gk), 3. Zenon Caravella, 4. Josh Mitchell, 5. Dominik Ritter, 7. James Brown, 8. Ruben Zadkovich (c), 9. Emile Heskey, 11. Connor Chapman, 12. Josh Brillante, 13. Sam Gallaway, 14. Taylor Regan, 15. Craig Goodwin, 17. James Virgili, 18. Jacob Pepper, 19. Michael Bridges, 20. Mark Birighitti (gk), 22. Adam Taggart, 23. Ryan Griffiths, 25. Mitch Cooper, 26. Andrew Hoole (Five to be omitted)

Ins: James Brown, Dominik Ritter
Outs: Scott Neville
Unavailable: Ben Kantarovski (knee/season)

Melbourne Heart squad: 1.Clint Bolton (GK), 4. Simon Colosimo, 5.Fred, 6. Patrick Gerhardt, 8. Matthew Thompson, 9. Dylan Macallister, 11. Richard Garcia, 13. Jonatan Germano,14. Golgol Mebrahtu, 15. David Williams, 16. Marcel Meeuwis, 17. Jason Hoffman, 18. David Vrankovic, 20. Andrew Redmayne (GK), 21. Jamie Coyne, 22. Nick Kalmar, 25. Jeremy Walker, 36. Eli Babalj (Three to be omitted)

Ins: 4. Simon Colosimo (returns from injury), 5.Fred (returns from injury) 16. Marcel Meeuwis (transfer)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 10. Josip Tadic (broken toe – 3-5 weeks), 23.Mate Dugandzic (broken foot – season) 24. Sam Mitchinson (quad strain – three weeks)