Carl Robinson has named his squad for this weekend’s journey across Australia to Adelaide, with very little change from the extended squad that took on Perth some two weeks ago.
With a further fortnight worth of training under his belt, Joe Ledley looks a real chance of seeing minutes in Sunday’s clash with Adelaide.
The former Welsh international missed out against Perth Glory given he only had two sessions out at Ray Watt Oval with the boys.
Also back in the mix is youngster, Pat Langlois, who has been promoted to the 20-man extended squad.
With Wes Hoolahan slowly beginning to build minutes into his legs, the former Irish star will come into calculations for Carl Robinson on Sunday evening.
Whether that means more minutes from the bench or a change to the starting XI, is yet to be seen.
Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 2.Bobby BURNS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Roy O’DONOVAN, 8.Wes HOOLAHAN, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 17.Joe LEDLEY, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 21.Bernie IBINI, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 29.Connor O’TOOLE, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (2-4 to be omitted)
Ins: 17.Joe LEDLEY (promoted), 28.Pat LANGLOIS (promoted)
Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (quad – 2-4 weeks), 22.Lachlan JACKSON (knee – indefinite), 40.Noah JAMES (hand – 3 months)