Squad: Three promoted for City clash


Back home this weekend in a bid to bounce back into the winners circle, Ernie Merrick has made three additions to an extended 20-man squad for Sunday.

Kosta and Maki Petratos have each been promoted into the squad as options at the point of attack, or even out wide, with Jack Simmons also in the mix for a spot in the midfield.

A man who made an unexpected return last weekend is Kaine Sheppard, with the striker pushing hard for a starting XI spot now he’s another week fitter.

Kaine Sheppard

The news on Abdiel Arroyo isn’t good, with the striker expected to be out for 6-8 weeks with a grade 2 hamstring injury.

Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 2.Bobby BURNS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matt RIDENTON, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 31.Maki PETRATOS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (2 to be omitted)

Ins: 19.Kosta PETRATOS (promoted), 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted), 31.Maki PETRATOS (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 8.Wes HOOLAHAN (ankle – indefinite), 9.Abdiel ARROYO (hamstring)