Brown returns to light duties

Newcastle Jets midfielder James Brown returned to light duties at training at Hunter Stadium on Friday morning.

Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets midfielder James Brown returned to light duties at training at Hunter Stadium on Friday morning.

Brown trained on his own under the eye of Newcastle Jets physiotherapist Robert Dingle and did some light jogging and ball dribbling exercises.

The 22-year-old had surgery to remove two bone spurs from his right ankle just over three weeks ago and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from the injury.

Brown has been working tirelessly during his rehabilitation and Jets Members and supporters will be excited by the prospect of the former Gold Coast United player potentially making an earlier than expected return to the field.

Meanwhile, Jets defender Dominik Ritter has shaken off an ankle knock he picked up in the Jets- 2-0 loss to Adelaide United last weekend and is fully fit to play against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

The Swiss import completed full training sessions on both Thursday and Friday and says he is raring to go.

“The ankle feels very good now and I-m just really looking forward to the match against Sydney FC,” Ritter said.

“Of course, as a player these are the big matches that you want to play in. There is going to be a big crowd and a good atmosphere, so hopefully we can do a good performance.”