18-man squad named today

Interim coach Craig Deans has today named an extended 18-man squad as the team prepares to take on the Phoenix this Sunday.

Interim coach Craig Deans has today named an extended 18-man squad as the team prepares to take on the Phoenix this Sunday.

Deans will need to reduce his squad to 16 before the team travel to Wellington on Saturday.

Marko Jesic will need to prove his fitness this week at training to secure his spot in this 16-man squad.

The Jets have won just one game in seven visits to Westpac Stadium, with the Phoenix claiming all three points in the other six.

“The team is aware of what they need to do to win on Sunday,” Deans said.

“It is always tough to get a result over in Wellington but we are quietly confident that we can perform well over there.”

Extended Squad:

1. Ben KENNEDY 2. Taylor REGAN 4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY 5. Tiago CALVANO 6. Ben KANTAROVSKI 7. Kasey WEHRMAN 8. Jeremy BROCKIE 10. Ruben ZADKOVICH 11. Tarek ELRICH 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE 13. Sung-Hwan BYUN 14. Labinot HALITI 15. Chris PAYNE 17. James VIRGILI 18. Marko JESIC 19. Matthew NASH 22. Ali ABBAS 23. Ryan GRIFFITHS