Squad: Arroyo returned for Brisbane


Abdiel Arroyo is a big chance of seeing minutes on Friday night on the Gold Coast, with Carl Robinson naming a 20-man squad on Thursday afternoon.

The Panamanian international missed out last weekend with the slightest of hamstring strains, but has trained strongly ahead of the clash with Brisbane.

Following a debut appearance in the starting XI in the Hyundai A-League on Sunday, Wes Hoolahan will be champing at the bit for a second start in as many games.

The Irishman played nearly 70 minutes in Adelaide, recording an 82.9% passing completion rate (the second highest in the side) and created two chances.

Wes Hoolahan Adelaide United

Given the short turnaround from the clash in Adelaide, and ahead of the match with Melbourne City, squad rotation isn’t out of the question.

Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 2.Bobby BURNS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Roy O’DONOVAN, 8.Wes HOOLAHAN, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 17.Joe LEDLEY, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 21.Bernie IBINI, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 29.Connor O’TOOLE, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (2-4 to be omitted)

Ins: 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 21.Bernie IBINI, 28.Pat LANGLOIS (all promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (quad – 2-4 weeks), 22.Lachlan JACKSON (knee – indefinite), 40.Noah JAMES (hand – 3 months)