Jets name 18-man squad

The Newcastle Jets have named an 18-man squad for Sunday's Round 7 clash with the Melbourne Heart at Hunter Stadium.

The Newcastle Jets have named an 18-man squad for Sunday's Round 7 clash with the Melbourne Heart at Hunter Stadium.

Taylor Regan is likely to replace defender Kew Jaliens, who misses Sunday's game due to suspension.

“I-ve got every faith in the players that we-ve got in this squad, someone like to Taylor Regan has proved many a time when he-s called upon he-ll do the job,” Ruben Zadkovich said earlier this week.

“It will probably be a straight swap and we-ve got every confidence in Taylor."

There is some doubt over the fitness of fellow defender Connor Chapman, however he will be assessed later in the week.

Sam Gallaway has been included after a knee injury sidelined him last week while James Brown has also been added to the extended squad, which will be finalised 90 minutes prior to kick off on Sunday afternoon.

Newcastle Jets Squad: 1. Mark BIRIGHITTI (GK), 2. Scott NEVILLE, 3. Taylor REGAN, 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6. Zenon CARAVELLA, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Ruben ZADKOVICH (c), 9. Emile HESKEY, 10. Nathan BURNS, 11. Craig GOODWIN, 12. Connor CHAPMAN, 15. Josh BRILLANTE, 16. Jacob PEPPER, 18. James BROWN, 19. Michael BRIDGES, 20. Ben KENNEDY, 21. Sam GALLAWAY, 22. Adam TAGGART (two to be omitted).

Ins: Taylor REGAN (elevated), James Brown (elevated), Sam Gallaway (return from injury) Outs: Kew Jaliens (suspension) Unavailable: Mitch COOPER (knee - 1 week), Kew JALIENS (suspension - 1 week)

Melbourne Heart FC Squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 2.Jeremy WALKER, 3.Robbie WIELAERT, 6.Patrick GERHARDT, 7.Iain RAMSAY, 8.Massimo MURDOCCA, 11.Michael MIFSUD, 14.Golgol MEBRAHTU, 15.David WILLIAMS, 16.Aziz BEHICH, 18.David VRANKOVIC, 19.Benjamin GARUCCIO, 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 21.Stefan MAUK , 22.Nick KALMAR, 23.Mate DUGANDZIC, 24.Patrick KISNORBO, 25.Andrea MIGLIORINI (***Two to be omitted***)

Ins: 24.Patrick KISNORBO (returns from injury), 25.Andrea MIGLIORINI (returns from injury) Outs: Nil Unavailable: 4.Orlando ENGELAAR (Fractured tibia - long-term), 9.Dylan MACALLISTER (Hamstring - 4 weeks), 10.Harry KEWELL (ankle - fitness test), 13.Jonatan GERMANO (Hamstring - 1-2 weeks), 17.Jason HOFFMAN (groin - 1-2 weeks)

Sunday November 24 - Round 7 Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Heart Gates open: 4pm Kick off: 5pm Venue: Hunter Stadium

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