ON THE DOUBLE: Alex Read was called into the NPL side on Tuesday.
FORMER North Queensland Fury striker Alex Read is likely to play roles at both ends of the pitch against the Newcastle Jetsafter coming in as a late replacement for the NPL Select teamon Tuesday.
Read and Charlestown defender Daniel Laiman were called into Damian Zane’s team for Wednesday night’s trial at Magic Park after the withdrawal of Daniel McBreen, Kyle Hodges, Jon Griffiths and Reece Pettit.
Zane said Read, who has been playing atcentre back for Adamstown,would start at striker in place of McBreen then potentially move to defencein the second half.He said Adamstown’s Daniel Yaxley would startat right fullback in place of Griffiths, with Ayden Brice moving in to centre back.
The side is: Benn Kelly (gk); Luke Remington, Josh Evans, Ayden Brice, Daniel Yaxley; Keanu Moore, Michael Kantarovski, Rhys Cooper; Keigo Moriyasu, Alex Read, James Virgili. Bench:Ben Hay,Lachlan Pasquale,Matt Comerford,Brody Taylor,Simon Mooney,Rene Ferguson, Daniel Laiman,Jim Fogarty (gk).
Zane said Read had impressed him and Select team assistant coach Shane Pryce at centre back this season.
The Edgeworth coach added thatBroadmeadow’s Kale Bradbery, who scored four goals against the Jets Youth on Saturday, was not picked at striker because he was reluctant, in the spirit of fairness,to selectmore players from Magic and Hamilton, who have a crucial NPL game on Sunday.