NEWS: Jackson, Cowburn & Clut bound for Aussie camp


Three Newcastle Jets players will assemble in Sydney this month for an Australian U23 training camp in preparation for the AFC U-23 Championship China 2018 Qualifiers to be held in July in Myanmar.

Lachlan Jackson, Nicholas Cowburn and Devante Clut have each been selected by Australian Under 23 Men’s National Team Head Coach Josep Gombau for the camp.

The majority of the 24 players selected for the camp by are currently at Hyundai A-League clubs, with the additional three being overseas based trio Thomas Deng, Thomas Glover and Jordan Holmes.

Gombau will use the training camp to decide on the makeup of his final squad for July’s qualifiers, saying this group would form the nucleus of the team that travels to Myanmar.

“I am happy with this squad because most of the 24 players we have picked for this camp have been getting game time in the Hyundai A-League and a number of them have been playing in the first eleven which is important,” said Gombau.

“The majority of the squad that we take to the qualifiers in July will come from this group of players so the training camp will be a valuable time to work together on the style, the philosophy and our tactical movements.”

“Following this camp we’ll also have ten days to bring the squad together before the tournament so I am confident we can do a good job once we get there.”

To qualify for next year’s AFC U-23 Championship, Australia needs to top its group or be one of the best five second placed teams of the ten qualifying groups.

AFC U-23 Championship China 2018 Qualifiers
19-23 July 2017
Yangon, Myanmar

Group F
Brunei Darussalam