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JETS HIT BY INJURY CONCERNS AHEAD OF VICTORY CLASH

A major blow for the Newcastle Jets, with the league’s leading goalscorer Roy O’Donovan set to miss three to four weeks with a grade one groin tear. Andrew Nabbout will replace him up front against the Melbourne Victory on Thursday. “I’ve played there a few times at Victory and I’m comfortable there, it’s a bit different, you have to be a little bit more patient.” Keeper Jack Duncan has also been ruled out with a foot injury, with Glen Moss returning from international duty to take his place. Nabbout says the changes won’t alter the game plan. “We need to go out guns blazing from the get go and really show that we’re here to make finals and not give them as much respect as other teams would.”

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GEORGIEVSKI EYES A RETURN AGAINST THE SKY BLUES

There’s more good news for the Jets, with fullback Daniel Georgievski declaring he’s ready to return from a hamstring injury against Sydney on Saturday. The coach has been happy with Jason Hoffman’s effort in his absence. “That gives me the opportunity to make them all compete for a position and that’s the ideal situation, also it gives you good strength off the bench.” Merrick is keen to test his league-leading squad against the A-League champions, but knows Sydney will be a bigger test than Adelaide. “We did enough in second half and end of first half to get a result, and it’s about results during the season but if we performing like that we’re not going to win many games.”

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