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One of just three teams from the old NSL to appear in the A-League, the Newcastle Jets represent the Hunter Valley in the competition.
After an awful start to the season saw them sink to the bottom of the ladder, the appointment of Carl Robinson saw the Jets finish the season with sevens wins, four draws and just one loss from their last 12 games. It wasn’t enough to make finals, but it have the club optimism heading into this season.
Unfortunately, Robinson ditched the club for Western Sydney – tempering expectations somewhat – but the Newcastle Jets look to be good enough to make a good run at a finals appearance this season.
Coach: Craig Deans
Captain: Nigel Boogaard
2019-20 finish: 8th
2019-20 top scorer: Dimitri Petratos (5)
2020-21 first team squad
Lewis Italiano, John Koutroumbis, Jason Hoffman, Nigel Boogaard (c), Ben Kantarovski, Steven Ugarkovic, Syahrian Abimanyu, Liridon Krasniqi, Roy O’Donovan, Ramy Najjarine, Maki Petratos, Ali Abbas, Tete Yengi, Matthew Millar, Valentino Yuel, Jack Armson, Kosta Petratos, Luka Prso, Lachlan Jackson, Jack Duncan, Connor O’Toole, Jack Simmons, Archie Goodwin, Lucas Mauragis, Blake Archbold, Angus Thurgate, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos, Nikolai Topor-Stanley