Starting XI: Roar v Jets


Starting line-ups for the Round 19 clash between the Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

The Newcastle Jets have made a handful of changes to their starting line-up for Sunday’s clash with Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.

Emile Heskey replaces the injured Nick Ward, while James Virgili comes into the starting XI in for the suspended Andrew Hoole.

Josh Mitchell will partner Kew Jaliens in the centre of the defence after Taylor Regan picked up a corked thigh in the Jets’ final training run on Saturday.

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 4.Kew JALIENS, 6.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.Ruben ZADKOVICH (c), 9.Emile HESKEY, 11.Craig GOODWIN, 14. Josh MITCHELL, 15.Josh BRILLANTE, 17.James VIRGILI, 21.Sam GALLAWAY, 22.Adam TAGGART.
Substitutes: 13.Joey GIBBS, 16.Jacob PEPPER, 19.Michael BRIDGES, 20.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 24.Mitch OXBORROW.

Brisbane Roar starting XI: 1.Michael THEO, 2.Matthew SMITH (c), 3.Shane STEFANUTTO, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 7.Besart BERISHA, 8.Steven LUSTICA, 13.Jade NORTH, 14.Diogo FERREIRA, 18.Luke BRATTAN, 22.Thomas BROICH, 23.Dimitri PETRATOS.
Substitutes: 10.HENRIQUE, 15.James DONACHIE, 16.Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 17. Matthew McKAY, 20.Matthew ACTON (gk).

Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 4:00pm local (5:00pm AEDT)
Referee: Takuto Okabe (JPN)
Assistant Referee 1: Brad Hobson
Assistant Referee 2: Ashley Beecham
Fourth Official: Alan Milliner

TV Broadcast: 5.00pm (AEDT) Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2HD and Delayed Broadcast on Sky Sport 1 (New Zealand).

Radio Broadcast: 612 ABC Brisbane, Local Radio QLD, 1233 ABC Newcastle, Online/A-League Live Mobile phone app

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