Ins & Outs: Deans confirms return for Melbourne City


Newcastle Jets coach Craig Deans has named his squad to face Melbourne City on Thursday.

With Valentino Yuel on national duty with South Sudan, the only changes to the squad is the return of Apostolos Stamatelopoulos from a calf injury. 

“AP is fit so he’s available to come back in,” Deans said. 

“Val is away on national team duty, so AP is a straight swap.”

It’s yet another forced change with the Jets heavily hit by injury and representative selections. 


Youngsters Archie Goodwin, Lucas Mauragis and Blake Archbold are all expected to enjoy ample game time once again. 

“Throughout the year we’ve had players coming in and out,” Deans said.

“We have younger players we developed coming in and they’ve done well. The challenge is doing it consistently.

“… I don’t look at age. When we look at age, it’s which 11 people deserve to play on any given week. The only consideration to his age is training during the week.”

Thursday, 10 June 2021 – Melbourne City FC v Newcastle Jets at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah – Kick-Off: 7:05pm (Local)(7:05pm (AEST))

Referee: Chris Beath Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields Assistant Referee 2: Andrej Giev Fourth Official: Tim Danaskos VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:00pm (AEST), Kayo Sports (www.kayosports.com.au) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers

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Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Tom GLOVER (gk), 2.Scott GALLOWAY, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Nuno REIS, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Aiden O’NEILL, 10.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 14.Naoki TSUBAKI, 15.Andrew NABBOUT, 16.Taras GOMULKA, 17.Stefan COLAKOVSKI, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Adrian LUNA, 23.Marco TILIO, 33.Matthew SUTTON (gk) 35.Raphael BORGES RODRIGUES, 39.Anthony LESIOTIS, 43.Alec MILLS, 49.Max CAPUTO

**2-4 to be omitted**

In: 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (returns from injury), 15.Andrew NABBOUT (returns from injury), 17.Stefan COLAKOVSKI (returns from injury)

Out: 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (end of injury replacement period)

Unavailable: 9. Jamie MACLAREN (national team duty), 11. Craig NOONE (rested – soreness), 18.Connor METCALFE (national team duty), 22.Curtis GOOD (national team duty)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 7 Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 14.Ali ABBAS, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Jack ARMSON, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 23.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 25.Jack SIMMONS, 26.Archie GOODWIN, 27.Lucas MAURAGIS, 28.Blake ARCHBOLD, 51.Jordan LENNON, 32.Angus THURGATE, 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

**0-2 to be omitted**

Ins: 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (returns from calf injury)

Outs: 17.Valentino YUEL (national duty)

Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVKSI (calf – season), 15.Tete YENGI (Foot – 1-2 weeks), 20.Syahrian ABIMANYU (National duty), 8.Liridon Krasniqi (National duty), 21.Luka PRŠO (National duty), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (National duty), 11.Ramy NAJJARINE (National duty), 2.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (ankle – 1 week)