SQUAD: Nabbout included for operation Phoenix


Newcastle Jets could receive a welcome boost for the Club’s Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 5 clash with Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand on Saturday, with dynamic winger Andrew Nabbout selected in Mark Jones’ squad to travel to the land of the long white cloud.

Nabbout sustained a groin injury against Western Sydney Wanderers in round 3 after impressing in the opening weeks of the competition.

Under the guidance of the Club’s medical staff, Nabbout returned to training with the group this week and will now make the trip across the ditch as one of Jones’ options.

Ben Kantarovski sustained a knee injury in last weekend’s loss against Sydney FC and will subsequently miss out this weekend, though the experienced Labinot Haliti will travel.

Newcastle Jets Squad vs. Wellington Phoenix: 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (C), 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Mateo POLJAK, 9. Aleksandr KOKKO, 10. Wayne BROWN, 11. Labinot HALITI, 13. Ivan VUJICA, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Nicholas COWBURN, 19. Morten NORDSTRAND, 20. Jack DUNCAN (gk), 23. Devante CLUT, 27. Caio DE GODOY, 28. Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 40. Noah JAMES (gk) *one to be omitted*
Ins: 15. Andrew NABBOUT (returns from injury), 11. Labinot HALITI (promoted), 40. Noah JAMES (gk) (promoted)
Outs: 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee – 1-3 weeks), 30. Pierce CLARK (gk) (ankle – 1 week)
Unavailable: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk) (achilles – season), 2. Daniel MULLEN (knee – indefinite), 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee – 1-3 weeks), 21. Daniel ALESSI (knee – season), 22. Lachlan JACKSON (ankle – indefinite), 30. Pierce CLARK (gk) (ankle – 1 week)

Wellington Phoenix vs. Newcastle Jets – Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 5
When: Saturday 5 November 2016
Where: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 7:35pm (local); 5:35pm (AEDT)
Social Media: Join the match conversation using #WELvNEW & #TogetherWeCanSoar
Broadcast: Watch LIVE on FOX SPORTS 505