The squad for Saturday night’s blockbuster clash with Western Sydney Wanderers is in, and there are three big ins.
Bobby Burns, Abdiel Arroyo, and Matt Ridenton all come back in contention following their time abroad on international duty.
With minutes in the legs for their countries, all three will be determined to come back in and shake things up.
The question for Ernie Merrick will be just how much change he wants to make given the success of the side which trotted out a brilliant defensive performance in the win over Western United.
Wes Hoolahan and Kaine Sheppard remain the only two players unavailable for the Jets, with the pair both working hard to get back on the paddock.
Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 2.Bobby BURNS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matt RIDENTON, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
Ins: 2.Bobby BURNS, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 23.Matt RIDENTON (all return from international duty)
Outs: 25.Jack SIMMONS (omitted)
Unavailable: 8.Wes HOOLAHAN (ankle – indefinite), 14.Kaine SHEPPARD (foot – indefinite)