Ins & Outs: Newcastle v Wanderers

Head coach Marko Rudan has named his extended squad for the weekend’s trip to Newcastle. Ins & Outs brought to you by ABAL Banking.

The Wanderers will be heading into the match after a recent 1-1 draw against Melbourne City at Wanderland.

City were frustrated by the Wanderers, who grabbed the game’s opening goal through Brandon Borrello in the 15th minute, as the home side sat deep and looked to counter in sapping conditions.

The visitors had 30 shots to the Wanderers’ two with midfielder Richard van der Venne scoring their goal before the hour mark, earning City a draw and opening up a four-point lead at the top of the table.

Newcastle similarly came away with a point, after sharing the honours in a 1-1 draw with Western United at Mars Stadium in Ballarat.

Western United took the lead against the run of play when Lachlan Wales curled his shot into the top right corner to give John Aloisi’s side the lead in the 13th minute.

The Jets responded almost straight away when Daniel Stynes scored a goal-of-the-year contender as he cut inside from the left wing to curl his shot past a helpless Young to put the Jets level, sharing the points.

The Red & Black will be hoping to build on their recent performances to secure a very important three points against the Jets and close the gap at the top of the table.

Match Details
Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers
22 January 2023, 3:00pm
McDonald Jones Stadium

Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 1.Daniel MARGUSH (GK), 2.Gabriel CLEUR, 3.Adama TRAORE, 5.Tomi MRCELA, 6.Marcelo (C), 7.Ramy NAJJARINE, 8.Oliver BOZANIC, 9.Kusini YENGI, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Sulejman KRPIC, 12.Ruon TONGYIK, 17.Romain AMALFITANO, 19.Daniel WILMERING, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 23.Yeni NGBAKOTO, 26.Brandon BORRELLO, 28.Calem NIEUWENHOF, 32.Nathaneal BLAIR, 36.Alessandro LOPANE, 37.Alex BADOLATO.

Ins: 2.Gabriel CLEUR (returns from suspension), 9.Kusini YENGI (promoted), 10.Milos NINKOVIC (promoted)

Outs: 31.Aidan SIMMONS, 33.Alex BONETIG, 67.Marcus YOUNIS