Newcastle Jets need to pick themselves up quickly as they search for their first A-League points of the season against Brisbane Roar on Wednesday.
The Jets fell 2-1 against Macarthur FC in the Hunter on Sunday and interim coach Craig Dean’s side face a fast turnaround, returning to the McDonald Jones Stadium pitch to face the Queenslanders 72 hours later.
Newcastle have also been beaten by the Central Coast Mariners, 1-0, and Western Sydney Wanderers, 2-1, this season and they will be determined to get off the mark against a Roar side that have delivered mixed performances in their two games so far.
Warren Moon’s team struggled to get going in their opening round 1-0 loss against Melbourne City before turning on the style in a 3-1 road win against Melbourne Victory. Attacking trio Scott McDonald, Dylan Wenzel-Halls and Jay O’Shea all starred in their last match back on January 2.
Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Kick-off: 7.05pm AEDT
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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- Brisbane Roar FC will be hunting for back-to-back wins over the Newcastle Jets in the A-League for the first time since April 2015, following their 1-0 victory in their most recent meeting (March 2020).
- Newcastle Jets have lost only one of their last seven A-League matches against Brisbane Roar FC at McDonald Jones Stadium (W3, D3). They have kept a first-half clean sheet in each of those matches.
- Dylan Wenzel-Halls (Brisbane Roar FC) has made five carries ending in a shot this A-League season, two more than any other player so far.
Roy O’Donovan (Newcastle Jets) is one goal away from his 50th in the A-League. He has scored three goals in his last three appearances against Brisbane Roar FC.
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