FOCUSED: Newcastle striker Roy O’Donovan believes the Jets “aren’t far away” from clicking. The Jets play a trial against Melbourne City on Wednesday. Picture: Sproule Sports Focus NEWCASTLE Jets’ hired gun Roy O’Donovan doesn’t read anything into pre-season results.
He certainly didn’t read anything into the six goals he scored in a16-0 shellacking of Northern Inland in Tamworth last Thursday.
“It’s nice to win in the pre-seasonbutit doesn’t put any points on the board,” O’Donovan said. “I don’t read anything into results but I definitely do in performances, and every week we are getting better. We are getting fitter and we are forming understanding around the pitch that is going to put us in good stead.”
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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments New City defender, former Dutch youth international Bart Schenkeveld, is likely to play some part. The 25-year-old is one of five arrivals alongsideEugene Galekovic, Scott Jamieson, Iacopo La Rocca and Stefan Mauk.
The Jets will be without Steve Ugarkovic (virus), JasonHoffman (back), Mario Shabow (hamstring) and Jake Adelson (knee).
“We have City, Sydney and Wellington before the season starts,” O’Donovan said. “That puts us in a good position to be ready for the Mariners game on October 7.”
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The Jets have two placesto fill on the rosterand O’Donovan said it was vital that they add to their attacking arsenal.
“It is certainly important that we get another attacking player in because the best teams in this league have aquality front four,” he said.
JETS (likely): Jack Duncan; Daniel Georgievski, Nigel Boogaard, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Ivan Vujica; Ben Kantarovski, Nick Cowburn; Joe Champness, Dimi Petratos, Andrew Nabbout; Roy O’Donovan.