The teams are in for Sunday’s clash against Newcastle. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.
City make two forced changes after the departure of Erik Paartalu to South Korea’s K-League and the suspension of Anthony Caceres after being sent off for two yellows against the Wanderers.
Aaron Hughes sits out another week, not pulling up for Sunday’s contest against the Jets however the injury scare to Patrick Kisnorbo against Western Sydney has seen the Club captain pull through the week and receive the tick of approval from medical staff, being selected for this week’s contest.
The out’s has forced John van’t Schip to include Jason Trifiro, Wade Dekker and Steve Kuzmanovski to the extended squad that will be cut down to 16 before kick-off.
The Jets see the departure of one of their most experienced players in David Carney this week with the former Socceroo heading to Sydney during the A-League transfer window. The home side will be bolstered by the return of their captain Nigel Boogaard who makes his way back into the squad from suspension.
Newcastle come off a loss away to Adelaide United and the Novocastrians have only won one in their last 13 A-League matches.
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City FC
Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
Kick-Off: 5:00 PM (Local) (5:00 PM (AEDT))
Referee: Adam Fielding
Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher
Assistant Referee 2: James Cleal
Fourth Official: Trent Nash
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 3 (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.
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Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Daniel MULLEN, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Cameron WATSON, 7.Enver ALIVODIC, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 9.Milos TRIFUNOVIC, 10.LEONARDO, 14.Mitch COOPER, 16.Steven UGARKOVIC, 17.Radovan PAVICEVIC, 19.Morten NORDSTRAND, 20.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 24.Nicholas COWBURN, 27.Braedyn CROWLEY, 28.Ryan KITTO
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (returns from suspension), 17.Radovan PAVICEVIC (promoted)
Unavailable: 11.Labinot HALITI (knee – season), 23.David CARNEY (released)
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (GK), 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 8.Aaron MOOY, 9.Harry NOVILLO, 11.Michael ZULLO, 16.Jason TRIFIRO, 17.Wade DEKKER, 18.Paulo RETRE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (GK), 22.Jack CLISBY, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 24.Patrick KISNORBO (c), 25.Jacob MELLING, 27.Nick FITZGERALD, 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI, 33.Osama MALIK
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 17.Wade DEKKER (promoted), 16.Jason TRIFIRO (promoted), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (promoted)
Outs: 6.Erik PAARTALU (released), 29.Anthony CACERES (suspended)
Unavailable: 3.Aaron HUGHES (soreness – 1 week), 4.Connor CHAPMAN (4-5 weeks), 7.Corey GAMEIRO (knee – season)