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The teams are IN ahead of the first legs of the 2023-24 Liberty A-League Semi-Finals.

Newcastle Jets finished sixth this season but an upset Elimination Final win over Western United set up a two-legged Semi against Premiers Melbourne City. The first leg kicks off at Maitland Regional Sportsground this Sunday, and the Jets are bolstered by first-choice goalkeeper Izzy Nino returning from a two-game ban.

Tiahna Robertson has performed superbly in goal in Nino’s absence since signing on an injury replacement contract prior to the final round of the regular season; Campbell must decide now whether to bring Nino back into his starting 11 at Robertson’s expense.

Central Coast Mariners host Sydney FC in the other Semi-Final, at Industree Group Stadium on Sunday. The Mariners go into Sunday’s first leg unchanged while Sydney bring four players into their extended squad after a 4-0 loss to Melbourne Victory in the final round of the season.

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Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City

Sunday, April 21 – Maitland Regional Sportsground

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Isabel NINO, 2. Josie WILSON, 4. Natasha PRIOR, 6. Cassidy DAVIS, 9. MelindaJ BARBIERI, 10. Libby COPUS-BROWN, 11. Sarina BOLDEN, 13. Lauren ALLAN, 14. Melina AYRES, 15. Alex HUYNH, 18. Sophie HOBAN, 22. Lorena BAUMANN, 23. Zoe KARIPIDIS, 24. Milan HAMMOND, 25. Lara GOOCH, 26. Josie ALLAN, 28. Emma DUNDAS, 30. Tiahna ROBERTSON, 31. Lily-Rose DUNBAR

Ins: 1. Isabel NINO

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 3. Claudia CICCO (injured), 7. Gema SIMON (injured)

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Melbourne City squad: 2. Leia VARLEY, 3. Naomi CHINNAMA, 5. Taylor OTTO, 6. Leticia McKENNA, 7. Julia GROSSO, 10. Rhianna POLLICINA, 11. Emina EKIC, 12. Shelby McMAHON, 13. Rebekah STOTT (C), 14. Laura HUGHES, 15. Kiera MEYERS, 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 17. Hannah WILKINSON, 18. Leah DAVIDSON, 19. Tijan McKENNA, 20. Caitlin KARIC, 22. Bryleeh HENRY, 23. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 24. Daniela GALIC, 88. BÁRBARA (GK)

Ins: 2. Leia VARLEY, 15. Kiera MEYERS, 19. Tijan McKENNA, 20. Caitlin KARIC (all promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 1. Sophia VARLEY (ankle), 9. Holly McNAMARA (ACL)

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Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC

Sunday, April 21 – Industree Group Stadium

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1 Sarah LANGMAN, 2. Faye BRYSON, 3. Ash IRWIN, 4. Paige HAYWARD, 5. Annabel MARTIN, 6. Isabel GOMEZ, 8. Bianca GALIC, 9. WURIGUMULA, 10. Rola BADAWIYA, 11. Annalise RASMUSSEN, 12. Jazmin WARDLOW, 13. Alexia KARRYS-STAHL, 14. Sophie NENADOVIC, 17. Kyah SIMON, 19. Tiarna KARAMBASIS, 22. Peta TRIMIS, 24. Shay EVANS, 27. Maya LOBO, 33. Tess QUILLIGAN, 92. Casey DUMONT

Ins: Nil

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 18. Taren KING (injured)

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Sydney FC squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (GK), 2. Margaux CHAUVET, 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 4. Tori TUMETH, 7. Teigan COLLISTER, 9. Shea CONNORS, 10. Sienna SAVESKA, 11. Cortnee VINE, 13. Aideen KEANE, 14. Abbey LEMON, 15. Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 16. Jordan THOMPSON, 17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS, 18. Taylor RAY, 19. Zara KRUGER, 20. Princess IBINI ©, 21. Shay HOLLMAN, 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS, 24. Caley TALLON-HENNIKER, 40. Jasmine BLACK

Ins: 7. Teigan COLLISTER (promoted), 10. Sienna SAVESKA (promoted), 17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS (promoted), 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 5. Kirsty FENTON (injured), 12. Nat TOBIN (injured), 23. Fiona WORTS (injured), 26. Madeleine CASPERS (injured)