SQUAD: 18 selections for Sydney showdown


Three players have been added to the Newcastle Jets’ preliminary squad to take on Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

With regular skipper Nigel Boogaard suspended, Wayne Brown, John Koutroumbis and Aleksandr Kokko have been added to the initial selections to play the Sky Blues.

Kick-off on Saturday afternoon is at 5:35pm.

The round 27 contest – the Jets’ last of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season – will be broadcast live on FOX SPORTS 505.

Preliminary Newcastle Jets Squad vs. Sydney FC: 2. Daniel MULLEN, 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Mateo POLJAK, 9. Aleksandr KOKKO, 10. Wayne BROWN, 11. Labinot HALITI, 12. Harrison SAWYER, 13. Ivan VUJICA, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Nicholas COWBURN, 19. Morten NORDSTRAND, 20. Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 22. Lachlan JACKSON, 28. John KOUTROUMBIS, 50. Tomislav ARCABA (Gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 9. Aleksandr KOKKO (promoted), 10. Wayne BROWN (returns from suspension), 28. John KOUTROUMBIS (returns from injury)
Outs: 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (suspended – 1 week)
Unavailable: 1. Ben KENNEDY (Gk) (achilles – season), 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (suspended – 1 week), 21. Daniel ALESSI (knee – season)