Young Roar captain Jay Barnett is the latest Youth squad team member to earn a Hyundai A-League call-up after being included in our 18-man squad for tomorrow night's clash against the Jets.
We kick start the new year on the road tomorrow night at McDonald Jones Stadium (6:50pm KO QLD time).
Barnett, who has been a key pillar in the Young Roar's surge to the top of Foxtel Y-League Conference A, is one of four inclusions for the clash.
Danish International Thomas Kristensen returns to the squad, as does Championship-winning defender Stefan Nigro, who is in contention for his second appearance for the Club.
Young striker Dylan Wenzel-Halls has also been promoted to the squad.
Central defender Daniel Bowles is unavailable with a one-match suspension.
We head to McDonald Jones Stadium with a strong record at the venue, having won 10 of 22 meetings away to the Jets (W10, D6, L6).
Hyundai A-League 2018/19 - Round 12: Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar
McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Wednesday, 2 January
BRISBANE ROAR FC SQUAD
Goalkeepers: 1.Brendan WHITE, 21.Jamie YOUNG
Defenders: 2.Dane INGHAM, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 15.Stefan NIGRO, 19.Jack HINGERT, 24.Connor O'TOOLE, 34.Aaron REARDON
Midfielders: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI, 35.Jay BARNETT
Attackers: 9.Adam TAGGART, 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 26.Nick D'AGOSTINO, 33.HENRIQUE
Ins: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN (promoted), 15.Stefan NIGRO (promoted), 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 35.Jay BARNETT (promoted)
Outs: 4.Daniel BOWLES (suspended – 1 match), 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN (not selected)
Unavailable: 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS (glute), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin)