Squad: Skipper returns for Trans-Tasman trip


Craig Deans has named an 18-man squad to travel across the ditch for tomorrow night’s clash with Wellington Phoenix.

In big news at the back, Nigel Boogaard has been returned to the extended squad and looks set to play a part in New Zealand.

Whether or not he starts in the XI, or comes off the bench, is the next question to be answered by Craig Deans who is hoping his side can arrest this run of form with a positive result against the Phoenix. 

Nigel Boogaard

Kosta Petratos has also been propelled into the extended squad for Friday night’s fixture, and may add a different dynamic to the side should he see game time at Sky Stadium.

Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 2.Bobby BURNS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 40.Noah JAMES (gk), 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (1-2 to be omitted)

Ins: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (return from injury), 19.Kosta PETRATOS (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 1.Glen MOSS (calf – 4-6 weeks), 8.Wes HOOLAHAN (ankle – 4 weeks)