Newcastle’s Dimi Petratos can’t wait to partner with Irish recruit Wes Hoolahan in their FFA Cup round of 16 tie against local rivals Edgeworth.
The Jets face their Novocastrian neighbours at Jack McLaughlan Oval with their ex-Premier League and Ireland international to make his debut for the A-League club.
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Petratos, who scored a screamer as the Jets overturned a 2-0 deficit to beat Melbourne Victory 3-2 in the round of 32 at AAMI Park earlier this month, said it hadn’t taken long for Hoolahan to make an impact on his new teammates.
“He’s got a lot of experience,” the Socceroo said.
“Football, it becomes easy when you’ve got that much experience. I can play off him and he can play off me, I’m really enjoying it so far.”
Fixture: Edgeworth vs Newcastle Jets
Venue: Jack McLaughlan Oval
Kick off: 7:30pm
How to watch: Fox Sports More 264
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