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Jets coach Ash Wilson has hinted she will tweak her starting side as Newcastle chase an important win against Melbourne Victory in their return to No.2 Sportsground on Saturday.
Victory held a 3-0 half-time lead before winning 4-2 at Latrobe City Stadium almost a fortnight ago in the last hit-out for both teams.
It was a game in which Wilson said the Jets were their own worst enemies.
"We'll probably make a change up front and you'll probably see someone slightly different in attack starting, just to maybe give us a little bit more composure going forward," Wilson told the Newcastle Herald.
"Also a different bench to see if that changes anything in different moments of the game. So a couple of little changes.
"Everyone is available for selection which is good. Apart from Chloe [O'Brien] in the first couple of rounds, we haven't had any injuries, so it's nice to have that continual headache of everyone putting their hand up."
Wilson was keeping her cards close to her chest in terms of the first 11 but has promoted striker Evelyn Chronis and midfielder Tiana Jaber into an 18-player Jets squad with two to be omitted.
Newcastle have reached their season midpoint and need maximum points this weekend to stay in touch with the top four.
They have four points from six outings and slipped from sixth place to seventh on the competition standings after Western Sydney beat Perth, who are last with one point but have only played four games, 1-0 at Marconi Stadium on Thursday night. The result elevated the Wanderers to seven points and sixth position.
Victory are fifth on 10, six points clear of the Jets and one adrift of fourth-placed Canberra, who have the bye this round.
"Victory pressed us pretty high last time and I imagine that they'll come out and put us under pressure again," Wilson said.
"The other big thing was that we gave them a lot of opportunities through our mistakes and our high-turnover rate.
"Whenever you do that against a team with players like [Kyra] Cooney-Cross and [Lisa] de Vanna in particular, Amy Jackson and [Mindy] Barbieri, then they can hurt you.
"For us, the big focus has been ourselves and really working on just being patient and composed and having continually high standards around the quality of our execution."
It will be only the second time Newcastle have played at No.2 Sportsground this season after they were comfortable 4-1 winners over Western Sydney three on January 23. Wilson said they were buoyed to learn this week their remaining home fixtures would be at their preferred home venue.
"It's nice to look forward and see so many home games at No.2 and we know that we love playing there, but we need to make sure that we do a job this week to ensure that those games remain meaningful," Wilson said.
"If we drop points this week it could very well be that we could have given up all of our opportunities."
The game kicks off at 4.05pm.
On Sunday, league leaders Sydney (18) host third-placed Adelaide (13) at Cromer Park and second-placed Brisbane (16) play Perth at Lions FC Stadium.
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