Kennedy and Brown named in squad

Ben Kennedy and James Brown return from injury to be included in this week's 21-man squad.

The Newcastle Jets have named a 21-man squad for Friday night's Round 13 game against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.

Jets goalkeeper Ben Kennedy made his return from a knee injury last week in the Jets Youth team and has been included in this week's squad.

Midfielder James Brown also returns from injury (ankle) this week, while Tiago Calvano, Bernardo Ribeiro, Taylor Regan and Michael Bridges have been included in the extended squad.

Captain Jobe Wheelhouse and Ben Kantarovski remain unavailable for selection due to knee injuries.

The Jets train on Wednesday and Thursday before travelling to Melbourne for Friday night's game.

Newcastle Jets 21-man squad:

1. Ben Kennedy (gk), 2. Scott Neville, 3. Tiago Calvano, 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, 14. Taylor Regan, 15. Craig Goodwin, 17. James Virgili, 18. Jacob Pepper, 19. Michael Bridges, 20. Mark Birighitti, 22. Adam Taggart, 23. Ryan Griffiths, 30. Jack Duncan (gk). In: Kennedy, Tiago, Brown, Bernardo, Regan, Bridges Out: - Unavailable: Ben Kantarovski (knee), Jobe Wheelhouse (knee)

Melbourne Victory 16-man squad:

1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2. Matthew FOSCHINI, 3. Adama TRAORE, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 7. Gui FINKLER, 8. Jonathan BRU, 9. Marcos FLORES, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 11. Marco ROJAS, 13. Diogo FERREIRA, 14. Billy CELESKI, 15.Sam GALLAGHER, 21. Spase DILEVSKI, 24.Nick ANSELL, 26. Andrew NABBOUT, 39. Nathan COE (gk). Ins: 2. Matthew FOSCHINI, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 15. Sam GALLAGHER Outs: Mark Milligan (suspended - 2 matches), Adrian Leijer (suspended - 1 match) Unavailable: Mark Milligan (suspended - 2 matches), Adrian Leijer (suspended - 1 match)