Team news: Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City


Melbourne City FC travel to Newcastle on Sunday to take on the Jets in Round 10 of the Hyundai A-League. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

After two convincing wins against Perth and the Central Coast, City will look continue their impressive run against an opponent that John van’t Schip’s man will be wary of.

Robi Koren makes his long awaited return to the extended side after fully recovering from a calf injury. The marquee man has been training in full for two weeks and Head Coach has given the Slovenian the nod to potentially make his return to the squad in some capacity this week.

Matt Millar also joins the 18-man squad with two players still to be omitted.

The Jets also see two important inclusions to the side as central defender Nigel Boogard and striker Leonardo return from injury after last week’s loss to Sydney FC.

Scott Miller’s men have been the surprise packets of the league so far this season and will look to suppress the rampant City forward third.

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Match Details

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City FC

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

Kick-Off: 5:00 PM. Melbourne City W-League kick-off 2pm.

Referee: Chris Beath

Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher

Assistant Referee 2: Leigh Pigram

Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 1233 ABC Newcastle, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local Radio Vic, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #NEWvMCY

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au/tickets

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Cameron WATSON, 7.Enver ALIVODIC, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 9.Milos TRIFUNOVIC, 10.LEONARDO, 13.Lee KI-JE, 14.Mitch COOPER, 17.Radovan PAVICEVIC, 20.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.David CARNEY, 24.Nicholas COWBURN, 27.Braedyn CROWLEY, 28.Ryan KITTO

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (returns from ankle injury), 10.LEONARDO (returns from knee soreness)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 2.Daniel MULLEN (knee – indefinite), 11.Labinot HALITI (knee – season)

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (GK), 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Erik PAARTALU, 8.Aaron MOOY, 9.Harry NOVILLO, 10.Robi KOREN, 15.David WILLIAMS, 18.Paulo RETRE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 21.Stefan MAUK, 22.Jack CLISBY, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 24.Patrick KISNORBO (c), 25.Jacob MELLING, 30.Hernan ESPINDOLA, 36.Matt MILLER

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 10.Robi KOREN (returns from injury), 36.Matt MILLER (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 3.Aaron HUGHES (calf – 1 week), 7.Corey GAMEIRO (knee – season), 11.Michael ZULLO (calf – 2 weeks), 14.James BROWN (2-3 weeks), 26.Marc MARINO (knee – 4-5 weeks)