Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Round 19 (midweek) Preview

Midweek football continues on Wednesday night at Skilled Park when Gold Coast United hosts the Newcastle Jets.

Midweek football continues on Wednesday night at Skilled Park when Gold Coast United hosts the Newcastle Jets.

Gold Coast United are yet to take a point from the Jets this season after two meetings and a win would help them leap-frog over Melbourne Victory into second position on the ladder. The Newcastle Jets are on a charmed run at present having won five of their last six matches and have placed themselves in a good position leading into the finals series.

This is the Official Preview for the Hyundai A-League Round 19 midweek match between Gold Coast United and Newcastle Jets. Please note squads are subject to change.

Gold Coast United v Newcastle Jets Wednesday, 13 January 2010 Skilled Park, Robina Local kick-off: 7.30pm local (8.30pm AEDT) Referee: Chris Beath

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Gold Coast United Squad: 1.Jess VANSTRATTAN (gk), 3.Michael THWAITE, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 9.Shane SMELTZ, 10.Jason CULINA (c), 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 17.Matt OSMAN, 18.James BROWN, 20.Scott HIGGINS (gk), 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 24.ANDERSON, 34.Charlie MILLER, 36.Dino DJULBIC. *one to be omitted

In: Tahj MINNIECON (promoted), Matt OSMAN (promoted).

Out: Andrew BARISIC (thigh injury - 1 week).

Unavailable: Steve PANTELIDIS (suspended - 1 match), Adama TRAORE (ankle injury - 2 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), ROBSON (knee injury - 3 weeks), JEFFERSON (knee injury - indefinite).

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2.Angelo COSTANZO, 3.Adam D-APUZZO, 4.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5.Ljubo MILICEVIC, 7.Jin-Hyung SONG, 8.Matt THOMPSON (c), 9.Sasho PETROVSKI, 11.Tarek ELRICH, 12.Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 14.Michael BRIDGES, 15.Sean ROONEY, 20.Neil YOUNG (gk), 22.Kaz PATAFTA, 25.Labinot HALITI, 26.Ali ABBAS *one to be omitted

In: Angelo COSTANZO (promoted), Kaz PATAFTA (promoted)

Out: Ben KANTAROVSKI (suspended - 1 match)

Unavailable: Shaun ONTONG (Achilles - indefinite), Fabio VIGNAROLI (knee - indefinite), Marko JESIC (knee - indefinite)

*Head-to-Heads: Played 2: Gold Coast United wins 0, Newcastle Jets wins 2 (0 draws)