Jets name squad for Townsville Football Cup


The Newcastle Jets have named a 23-man squad to travel to North Queensland for the Townsville Football Cup.

The Jets depart for Townsville on Friday for a nine-day tournament where they will play fellow Hyundai A-League sides Brisbane Roar, Sydney FC and a North Queensland All Stars select team.

Jets head coach Phil Stubbins will take a near full-strength Jets squad to Townsville, with only injured players Josh Barresi (knee), Mitch Cooper (knee), Andrew Hoole (shoulder) and Billy Celeski (groin) remaining in Newcastle to continue their rehabilitation.

Edson Montano and Marcos Flores could play their first match in Jets colours during the tournament, while Scott Neville is in contention to make his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury.

The Jets will also be joined by three trialists in Townsville in the form of Alan Welsh, Brendan Cholakian and Iqi Jawadi.

Newcastle Jets squad for Townsville Football Cup:

1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Scott NEVILLE, 3.Taylor Regan, 4.Kew JALIENS (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Adrian MADASCHI, 7. Jeronimo NEUMANN, 9. Joel GRIFFITHS, 10. Marcos FLORES, 11.Craig GOODWIN, 12.Sam GALLAGHER, 13.Edson MONTANO, 16.Jacob PEPPER, 17.James VIRGILI, 20. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 21.Sam GALLAWAY, 22. Jonny STEELE, 23. David CARNEY, 25.Brandon LUNDY, 30.John SOLARI, 31. Alan WELSH (trialist), 32.Brendan CHOLAKIAN (trialist), 33.Iqi JAWADI (trialist).


Sunday, August 24

Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar

Townsville Sports Reserve

Kick-off 5pm


Wednesday, August 27

Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC

Townsville Sports Reserve

Kick-off 7.30pm


Saturday, August 30

Newcastle Jets v North Queensland All Stars

Townsville Sports Reserve

Kick-off 5pm


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