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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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SIMMONS ADD TO HIS HIGHLIGHT REEL IN THE NBA

Former Newcastle junior Ben Simmons has continued his impressive form in the NBA, finishing just one rebound shy of another triple double in today’s win over the Lakers. Simmons finished with 18 points, nine boards, 10 assists and a career-high five steals, while teammate Joel Embiid stole the show with 46 points and 15 rebounds. The 76ers’ improved their record to eight wins and six losses.

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