Saturday’s match between Western Sydney Wanderers and last-placed Newcastle pits the two newest head coaches in the A-League against each other.
Welshman Carl Robinson, who was appointed last week, will take charge of the Jets for the first time.
Jean-Paul de Marigny, who was appointed in a caretaker capacity last month, will endeavour to become the first Wanderers head coach to win their first two games.
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A bye and a late postponement of last week’s Sydney derby means Wanderers have played only one game over the three previous weekends.
“It’s got it’s positives though,” Wanderers’ central defender Dylan McGowan told AAP.
“In terms of the new coach coming in, it’s probably given us a bit of time to work on ‘things to improve his game style a little bit.
“It’s given us time as a group come to grips with what he’s after in individual positions and as a team. So I think we’ve used the time positively.”
Wanderers enter round 19 in eighth spot, five points behind sixth-placed Brisbane, but with a game in hand.
Newcastle remain equal bottom of the ladder, nine points behind Brisbane Roar in sixth.
Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets
Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
Kick-off 7.30pm AEDT, Saturday 15 February
LIVE on Fox Sports 505.
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