Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick has hinted at a raft of adjustments to his beginning line-up following their blowout A-League loss to Melbourne Metropolis.
Every week after a sapping highway journey to Adelaide within the warmth, the Jets may barely ship a punch of their 4-Zero no-show at dwelling on Sunday.
The competition was additionally performed in stifling humidity at Newcastle Worldwide Sports activities Centre, however Merrick was in no temper for excuses post-game.
“I believe I may discover a lot of excuses for them, however there should not be any. That was simply a particularly poor efficiency,” Merrick stated.
Merrick lashed out at a scarcity of urgency in defence and a wastefulness with the ball within the first half earlier than exhibiting marginal enchancment within the second.
“To their credit score it is solely the second time they’ve accomplished it. The final time was Sydney (FC). Apart from that we have been very aggressive,” he stated.
“We had a few first rate pictures however by no means actually seemed like scoring. Too many lengthy balls from the again. Very not like our crew to play that type of soccer.”
The show, coupled with the prospect of a difficult away sport in Perth subsequent week, prompted the veteran supervisor to recommend adjustments are prone to be made.
Nonetheless, none are prone to come exterior of Sunday’s match-day squad, with injured imports Wes Hoolahan and Carlos Arroyo nonetheless over a month away.
Skilled defender Nigel Boogaard is an out of doors likelihood of a return.
“It was a nasty day within the workplace,” Merrick stated.
“However I’ve bought to have a superb take into consideration the subsequent sport towards Perth Glory on Saturday, and clean up the crew as a result of we will not end up like that once more.
“We have got another boys on the bench we’ll take a look at. I do not wish to choose any of them out and say they did nicely after they went on (towards Metropolis).
“I simply assume allround it was a really poor efficiency by Newcastle Jets and everybody has to take the blame for that, together with myself.”