Preview: Wanderers v Jets

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers head into Round 3 against Newcastle Jets on the back of a good win and with recent history in their favour.

KICK-OFF: Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets. 7pm at Spotless Stadium – tickets available here
Having defeated the Jets in all three matches last season, and having only lost to them once in the past six matches, the Red & Black will be looking to continue that form.

Mitch Nichols Newcastle Jets

Along with the returning of centre back Artiz Borda after his one match suspension, Jacob Melling has also been named in the extended squad.
The squad will also see a new captain as Dimas was announced as the club’s third official captain following the departure of foundation player Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Dimas Newcastle Jets

While Dimas has captained the Wanderers on game days before, this will be the first time he will lead the squad as club captain.
For the Jets, their positive start to the season has seen a sense of excitement in the Hunter region not seen for a long time.
An opening round draw against Champions Adelaide was followed by a 4-0 mauling of Brisbane Roar in Newcastle.

Jason Hoffman returning from injury is the only change for the Novocastrians.
How to watch
Live on Fox Sports 505 or listen through ABC Grandstand and Hawkesbury Radio.