Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Week 18 midweek Preview

All the squad news ahead of week 18 mid-week fixtures

This is the Official Preview for the Week 18 midweek fixtures of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. Please note squads are subject to change.

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Newcastle Jets v Gold Coast United
Wednesday 15 December, 2010

EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle
Local Kick-off: 7.00pm
Referee: Ryan Shepheard
Referees assistants: Ryan Gallagher and Scott Edeling
Fourth official: Stuart Wolfe

Newcastle Jets squad: 40. Matthew NASH (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 3. Adam D-APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR STANLEY, 5. Ljubo MILICEVIC, 7. Kasey WEHRMAN, 9. Zhang SHUO 10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC, 19. Ali ABASS, 21. Brodie MOOY 22. Kaz PATAFTA 24. Francis JEFFERS 50. Jack DUNCAN (GK)
*three to be omitted*

In: 9. Zhang SHUO (promoted), 22. Kaz PATAFTA (promoted)
Out: 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE (suspension), 6. Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee – 6-8 weeks)
Unavailable: Neil YOUNG (illness – indefinite), Michael Bridges (Knee – six weeks), , Jeremy BROCKIE (Broken foot – 6 to 8 weeks), 5. Sean ROONEY (knee-season), Ben KENNEDY (GK) (knee – two weeks) 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE (suspension – two weeks)

Gold Coast United Squad: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 10.Jason CULINA (c), 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 18.James BROWN, 19.Andrew BARISIC, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 24.John CURTIS, 29.Zac ANDERSON, 31.Josh BRILLANTE, 32.Steven LUSTICA.
*five to be omitted*

In: 14.Joel PORTER (return from hamstring injury), 15.Tahj MINNIECON (return from ankle injury), 8.ANDERSON (promoted), 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS (promoted), 29.Zac ANDERSON (promoted), 31.Josh BRILLANTE (promoted), 32.Steven LUSTICA (promoted).
Out: 5.ROBSON (knee injury – 1 week), 16.Kristian REES (suspended – 1 game).
Unavailable: Chris BROADFOOT (knee injury – 6 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury – indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury – indefinite).

• After remaining undefeated in its past six matches, Newcastle Jets are now aiming to equal its record longest undefeated streak in the Hyundai A-League (seven) against Gold Coast United.

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): Newcastle Jets wins 2, Gold Coast United wins 2 (1 draw)

North Queensland Fury FC v Sydney FC
Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
Local Kick-off: 8.00pm (9.00pm AEDT)
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
Referees assistants: Daniel Jones and Graham Buzzi
Fourth official: Matt Hodgson

North Queensland Fury squad: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 5. Mark HUGHES, 6. Ufuk TALAY (c), 7. Gareth EDDS, 10. Dyron DAAL, 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 15. Chris PAYNE, 16. Simon STOREY, 17. Osama MALIK, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 24. Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk)
*two to be omitted*

In: 6. Ufuk TALAY (back from 1 week suspension), 14. Chris GROSSMAN (back from injury), 15. Chris PAYNE (back from injury)
Out: 13. Andre KILIAN (ankle – 2 weeks)
Unavailable: 4. Eric AKOTO (knee – 2 weeks), 8. Adam CASEY (ankle – 1 week), 13. Andre KILIAN (ankle – 2 weeks), 19. Isaka CERNAK (knee – 2 weeks), 20. Matthew HAM (knee – out for the season)

Sydney FC squad: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3. Stephan KELLER, 6. Hirofumi MORIYASU, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. Bruno CAZARINE, 11. Kofi DANNING, 12. Shannon COLE, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN (c), 16. Terry ANTONIS, 19. Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 21. Scott JAMIESON, 22. Sung-Hwan BYUN, 24. Dimitri PETRATOS
*two to be omitted*

In: Nil.
Out: 5. Hayden FOXE (suspended – 1 week)
Unavailable: Nicky CARLE (Back – 2 Weeks), Rhyan GRANT (knee – 1 week)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): North Queensland Fury wins 2, Sydney FC wins 2 (1 draw)