Socceroos Watch: Juric on the mend, Jeggo scores
Australia's depleted striking stocks have been given a further boost ahead of next month's Kuwait friendly with Tomi Juric making his second consecutive appearance for FC Luzern.
Juric, who has been troubled by a hamstring injury since the World Cup, played 17 minutes in Luzern's 3-1 loss to FC Sion after playing 28 minutes against FC Basel last week.
Former Melbourne Victory midfielder Luc Jeggo scored a goal and played a full game as his Florø side won 3-2 over Viking in the Norwegian First Division, while brother James played a full game in Austria Vienna's 1-0 triumph against Hartberg in the Austrian Bundesliga and James Holland got the full 90 for LASK Linsk in a scoreless draw versus Sturm Graz in the same competition.
Fringe Socceroo defender Alex Gersback played 90 minutes in the Norwegian Eliteserien for Rosenborg in their 1-0 defeat to Molde.
Talented midfielder Denis Genreau was on the pitch for 64 minutes as PEC Zwolle drew 2-2 with AZ - Goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis was an unused substitute.
Eric Paartulu played the full 90 in Bengalaru's 1-0 win over Channaiyin in the Indian Super League.
Andrew Nabbout's stunning comeback
Can Wellington avoid the wooden spoon?
After another disappointing effort last season, the odds look like they're again against Wellington Phoenix soaring in this campaign.
Failing to sign a marquee and knocked out of the FFA Cup by an NPL side, the early signs aren't good for the Nix.
Harry Kewell secures first win with Notts County
In his fifth game in charge of Notts, Harry Kewell has secured his first victory as his new side edged past Crewe Alexandra 2-1.
A 61st-minute winner from Elliott Hewitt proving enough to wrap up a vital three points for Notts, who now move off the bottom of the League Two table.
Kewell revealing post-match just how important the result and performance was for him.
“It’s a big relief,” Kewell said.
“We’ve been working hard over the last couple of weeks and the performances have shown we are heading in the right direction.
“I feel the second half was the best 45 since I’ve been here."
Why the Mariners will be more than a Bolt sideshow
Usain Bolt has stolen the headlines, but Central Coast will be determined to earn a few of their own this A-League season.
A new coach, a rejuvenated squad and a superstar waiting in the wings should give fans and neutrals alike a reason to keep an eye on the Mariners.
Race heats up for potential Socceroo Martin Boyle
Hibernian winger Martin Boyle is a man in demand at international level.
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has publicly declared his interest in capping him, but Scotland aren't going to give up without a fight.
Hibs coach Neil Lennon revealing Scotland boss Alex McLeish is set for crunch talks with the 25-year-old.
"I’ve spoken to Alex and he was due to speak to Martin when I last checked," Lennon said on Friday.
"I left it to them. I spoke to Martin briefly about it on Thursday and said night ‘you may get call from Alex McLeish...so be ready if you want to speak to him’.
“I’ve left it up to those two. Graham has come out publicly and he’s obviously very pleased with what he’s seen.
"It’s a hypothetical decision at the moment – but it would be down to the player’s preference.”
Every A-League marquee and foreign player
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