Starting XI: Jets v Heart

Gary van Egmond has finalised his starting XI for Friday night's clash with Melbourne Heart at Hunter Stadium.

Coach Gary van Egmond has finalised his starting XI for the important clash with Melbourne Heart at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.

Dominik Ritter returns from injury, while Josh Brillante, Taylor Regan, Michael Bridges and Adam Taggart all find themselves in the starting eleven.

James Virgili and Craig Goodwin have been named on the bench while Scott Neville and Josh Mitchell have been omitted. Connor Chapman misses out due to an ankle injury.

Newcastle Jets Starting XI: 3. Zenon Caravella, 5. Dominik Ritter, 8. Ruben Zadkovich (c), 9. Emile Heskey, 12. Josh Brillante, 13. Sam Gallaway, 14. Taylor Regan, 19. Michael Bridges, 20. Mark Birighitti (gk), 22. Adam Taggart, 23. Ryan Griffiths. Bench: 1. Ben Kennedy (gk), 15. Craig Goodwin, 17. James Virgili, 25. Mitch Cooper.

Melbourne Heart Starting XI: 4. Simon Colosimo, 6. Patrick Gerhardt, 8. Matthew Thompson (c), 11. Richard Garcia, 13. Jonatan Germano, 15. David Williams, 20. Andrew Redmayne (GK), 21. Jamie Coyne, 22. Nick Kalmar, 25. Jeremy Walker, 36. Eli Babalj. Bench: 1.Clint Bolton (GK), 5.Fred, 14. Golgol Mebrahtu, 16. Marcel Meeuwis.

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