Fitness doubts continue to hang over Newcastle’s Vignaroli

Fabio Vignaroli is still in doubt for tonight’s Asian Champions League clash between Newcastle Jets and Nagoya Grampus.

The Italian import is struggling with a hamstring injury and Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond will not be anything stupid to risk further damage to the playmaker.

"If there's any doubt about his [Vignaroli's] fitness, we're not going to risk him," van Egmond said.

"We've got a number of players who could take his position such as Brodie Mooy, Jobe Wheelhouse, Kaz [Patafta] or Marko Jesic, so we'll be covered if he doesn't come up.

van Egmond also commented on key defender Adam Griffiths who is also recovering from a hamstring problem.

“He's probably a 50-50 chance to start but Adam has improved in the past few days and his chances of playing are a lot stronger,” he added.

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