Squad of 18 named for Jets clash

Melbourne City FC has named an 18-man squad for Tuesday evening's clash with Newcastle Jets.

City enter the Round 13 encounter after three matches unbeaten, with wins over Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory and a 1-1 draw with league leaders Perth Glory. 

International marquee Robi Koren is likely to feature in his third straight match, with the Slovenian making two consecutive appearances following his return from a calf injury.

Damien Duff could also be in contention to start this week, after returning against the Glory.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City FC

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

Kick-Off: 5:00 PM (Local) (5:00 PM AEDT)

Referee: Stephen Lucas

Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher

Assistant Referee 2: Andrej Giev

Fourth Official: Adam Gehrig

TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 1 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: Grandstand Online/ ABC Radio Mobile phone app .

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Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Scott NEVILLE, 3.Taylor REGAN, 4.Kew JALIENS (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Adrian MADASCHI, 7.Jeronimo NEUMANN, 8.Zenon CARAVELLA, 9.Joel GRIFFITHS, 10.Marcos FLORES, 11.Andrew HOOLE, 13.Edson MONTANO, 16.Jacob PEPPER, 17.James VIRGILI, 18.Allan WELSH, 19.Mitch COOPER, 20.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 23.David CARNEY

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 3.Taylor REGAN (promoted), 4.Kew JALIENS (returns from suspension), 10. Marcos FLORES (returns from injury).

Outs: 12.Sam GALLAGHER (omitted)

Unavailable: 14.Billy CELESKI (groin – 2-3 weeks), 15.Josh BARRESI (knee – season)


Melbourne City FC Squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 3.Robbie WIELAERT, 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 5.Erik PAARTALU, 6.Aaron MOOY, 7.Iain RAMSAY, 10.Robert KOREN, 11.Damien DUFF, 14.James BROWN, 15.David WILLIAMS, 18.Paulo RETRE, 19.Benjamin GARUCCIO, 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 23.Mate DUGANDZIC, 24.Patrick KISNORBO (C), 25.Jacob MELLING, 27, Ross ARCHBALD, 28.Liam MILLER

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 18.Paulo RETRE (promoted), 27.Ross ARCHIBALD (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 8.Massimo MURDOCCA (ankle – 1 weeks), 17.Jason HOFFMAN (back strain – 1-3 weeks)