Jets name 18-man squad for F3 Derby

The Newcastle Jets have named an 18-man squad for Saturday’s F3 Derby clash with the Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets have named an 18-man squad for Saturday-s F3 Derby clash with the Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium.

Joel Griffiths has been cleared to play after being a late withdrawal from the Jets- 1-0 win over Melbourne Heart at Hunter Stadium last weekend.

A win for Newcastle against their fierce local rivals on Saturday, would see them leapfrog the Central Coast into a top six spot on the Hyundai A-League ladder.

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 4. Kew JALIENS, 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6. Zenon CARAVELLA, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Ruben ZADKOVICH (c), 9. Emile HESKEY, 11. Craig GOODWIN, 13. Joey GIBBS, 14. Josh MITCHELL, 15. Josh BRILLANTE, 17. James VIRGILI, 21. Sam GALLAWAY, 20. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 22. Adam TAGGART, 23. David CARNEY, 24. Mitch OXBORROW, 29. Joel GRIFFITHS.

Ins: 17. James VIRGILI (promoted), 29. Joel GRIFFITHS (returns from injury).

Outs: Nil.

Unavailable: 2. Scott NEVILLE (knee injury - long term) 25. Mitch COOPER (knee injury - long term).