SQUAD: 17 in the mix for Roar rumble


Find out who is in line to feature for the Club this Saturday against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.

Newcastle Jets skipper Nigel Boogaard is set to make a welcome return to action this Saturday against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. 

Boogaard sustained an ankle injury in the Club’s 2-2 stalemate with Wellington Phoenix on Boxing Day and subsequently missed the team’s first clash of 2017 – a 4-2 loss to Melbourne Victory in Geelong on Monday.

Unfortunately the news is not as good for young defender Ivan Vujica. Vujica may miss the next four to six weeks of match play after he sustained a hamstring injury in the loss in Geelong.

Young attacker Devante Clut has been promoted to Mark Jones’ preliminary squad to challenge Roar – his former Club – in the Sunshine State, while all other members of the squad that travelled last round have also been included.

Click here to read up on some stats and match facts before the second meeting between Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar this Hyundai A-League campaign.

Newcastle Jets Squad vs. Brisbane Roar: 2. Daniel MULLEN, 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (C), 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Mateo POLJAK, 9. Aleksandr KOKKO, 10. Wayne BROWN, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Nicholas COWBURN, 18. MA Leilei, 19. Morten NORDSTRAND, 20. Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 22. Lachlan JACKSON, 23. Devante CLUT, 28. John KOUTROUMBIS, 30. PIERCE CLARK (Gk)
**one to be omitted**
Ins: 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (C) (returns from injury), 23. Devante CLUT (promoted)
Outs: 13. Ivan VUJICA (hamstring – 4–6 weeks)
Unavailable: 1. Ben KENNEDY (Gk) (achilles – season), 5. Ben KANTAROVKSI (knee – 1-3 weeks), 13. Ivan VUJICA (hamstring – 4-6 weeks), 21. Daniel ALESSI (knee – season) 

Nigel Boogaard