Jets name unchanged squad

The Newcastle Jets have named an unchanged 17-man squad for Tuesday's New Years Day clash with Melbourne Heart.

The Newcastle Jets have named an unchanged 17-man squad for Tuesday's New Years Day clash with Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park.

The squad, which has stayed in Melbourne since Saturday's game against the Victory, trained on Sunday and will train on Monday before finalising the starting eleven.

Scott Neville, who was a late withdrawal against the Victory due to hamstring tightness, completed the full session on Sunday and will be a likely inclusion in the team.

The Jets trained strongly on Sunday as they manage a heavy workload of three games in seven days.

Newcastle Jets Squad: 1.Ben Kennedy (gk), 2.Scott Neville, 4.Josh Mitchell, 5.Dominik Ritter, 7.James Brown, 8.Ruben Zadkovich (c), 9.Emile Heskey, 10.Bernardo Ribeiro, 11.Connor Chapman, 12.Josh Brillante, 13.Sam Gallaway, 15.Craig Goodwin, 17.James Virgili, 18.Jacob Pepper, 20.Mark Birighitti, 22.Adam Taggart, 23.Ryan Griffiths. *two to be omitted

Ins: Scott Neville, Bernardo Ribeiro Outs: Nil Unavailable: Ben Kantarovski (knee), Jobe Wheelhouse (knee)

Melbourne Heart FC Squad: 1. Clint Bolton (Gk), 2. Michael Marrone, 5. Fred (c), 8. Matthew Thompson, 9. Dylan Macallister, 10. Josip Tadic, 11. Richard Garcia, 13. Jonatan Germano,14. Golgol Mebrahtu,15. David Williams, 16. Aziz Behich, 17. Jason Hoffman, 18. David Vrankovic, 20. Andrew Redmayne (Gk), 21. Steven Gray, 22. Nick Kalmar, 24. Sam Mitchinson, 25. Jeremy Walker, 26. Ersin Kaya. *four to be omitted

Ins: Simon Colosimo (returns from suspension), Patrick Gerhardt returns from suspension), Richard Garcia, Aziz Behich Outs: Nil Unavailable: Ben Garuccio, Mate Dugandzic, Vince Grella


Overall Head-To-Head Record - Played 7; Melbourne Heart FC 2, Newcastle Jets FC 3, Drawn 2 Head-To-Head at this venue - Played 3; Melbourne Heart FC 1, Newcastle Jets FC 1, Drawn 1 Total Goals Head-To-Head - Melbourne Heart FC 10, Newcastle Jets FC 12 Top Goal Scorers Head to Head - Griffiths (Jets) 4, Dugandzic (Heart) 3


Melbourne Heart v Newcastle Jets Kick-off: 4:00pm AEDT Tuesday, 1 January 2013 Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne Referee: Chris Beath Assistant Referee 1: Hakan Anaz Assistant Referee 2: Patrick Chaplin Fourth Official: Brenton Hayward Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1HD and Sky Sports 1. ABC Radio Coverage - 774 & ABC Local Radio Victoria, 1233 Newcastle, Grandstand Digital & Online Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #MHvJETS To purchase tickets visit