W-League Preview: Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets

The match is a last-chance saloon of sorts for both sides, albeit for different reasons.

Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets Saturday 18 January 2014 Percy Doyle Reserve, Perth Local kick-off: 5pm (8pm AEDT)

The match is a last-chance saloon of sorts for both sides, albeit for different reasons.

Perth Glory will aim to arrest an alarming four-match losing streak, knowing only a win here will maintain their slim finals hopes.

The winless Newcastle Jets, for their part, will have marked this fixture down as one in which to finally kick-start their campaign with a tough run-in to follow.

It is little surprise that Perth Glory have stumbled in recent weeks with Jamie Harnwell-s roster dealt numerous significant injury blows.

The latest to fall victim is hard-working defender Sarah Carroll, one of the key members of the Glory back-line.

The West Australians will look to striker Kate Gill with the inspirational skipper netting twice in as many matches since her return from long-term illness.

While the young Newcastle Jets side have little to show for their endeavours this term they are undoubtedly making incremental gains.

They started the season with a 5-2 loss against this week-s opponents with three of the victor-s goals coming in the final quarter of the match and it has been a constant theme for the Jets ever since.

However captain Gema Simon said last week-s 3-0 loss against the in-form Sydney FC was the first time they had finally “played out the 90 minutes”.

Young forward Grace McIntyre succumbed to illness late in the week just one week after her injury comeback.

Perth Glory squad: 1. Chantel JONES (gk), 3. Cecilie SANDVEJ, 4. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Shannon MAY, 8. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 9. Rosie SUTTON, 12. Kate GILL, 13. Elisa D-OVIDIO, 15. Jess DILLON, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Amy KNIGHTS, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 21. Christina JULIEN, 28. Gabrielle DAL BUSCO (gk), 22. Emily HENDERSON (one to be omitted)

Ins: Amy Knights (returns from injury), Emily Henderson (promoted)

Outs: Sarah Carroll (shin - one week)

Unavailable: Aivi Luik (hamstring - season), Kat Jukic (hip - season), Collette McCallum (knee - season), Sasha Andrews (ankle - one week), Kathleen Waycott (hip - one week)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Eliza CAMPBELL (gk), 2. Hannah BREWER, 3. Stacey DAY, 4. Siahn BOZANIC, 5. Ciara McCORMICK, 6. Ashley SPINA, 7. Gema SIMON, 9. Tara ANDREWS, 10. Rhali DOBSON, 12. Hannah BEARD, 14. Sophie NENADOVIC, 16. Cassidy DAVIS, 17. Lauren BROWN, 18. Clare WHEELER, 20. Claire COELHO (gk)

Ins: Stacey Day (promoted)

Outs: Grace McIntyre (illness)

Unavailable: Maddy Searl (knee - season)

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