Wellington Phoenix Ins and Out - Round 18

Wellington Phoenix will look to return to winning ways on Thursday night against Newcastle Jets as Mark Rudan’s team look to defeat Ernie Merrick’s side for a second time this season.

Captain, Andrew Durante, returns to the squad having served his suspension against Perth at the weekend.

He will be joined by defensive partner, Steven Taylor, who returns after illness.

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Match details:

Newcastle Jets vs. Wellington Phoenix,  Thursday 7th February, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, 9:50pm (NZT)

Referee: Stephen Lucas
Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher
Assistant Referee 2: James Cleal
Fourth Official: Stephen Laurie
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Sky Sport 4 from 9:45pm (NZT) and on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:30pm (AEDT) 

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Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.JAIR, 9.Roy O'DONOVAN, 10.Ronald VARGAS, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Nick COWBURN, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matthew RIDENTON, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 16.Nick COWBURN (promoted), 22.Lachlan JACKSON (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 24.Joe CHAMPNESS (hamstring – 2 weeks)

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 5. Ryan LOWRY, 6.Dylan FOX, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 9.Nathan BURNS, 11.David WILLIAMS, 12.Antony GOLEC, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex RUFER, 15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI, 16.Louis FENTON, 18.Sarpreet SINGH, 19.Tom DOYLE, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE, 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 9.Nathan BURNS (promoted), 22.Andrew DURANTE (returns from suspension), 27.Steven TAYLOR (promoted)

Outs: 3.Justin GULLEY (not selected)

Unavailable: Nil