Wheelhouse named in extended squad

The Newcastle Jets have named a 22-man squad for Saturday's Round 15 clash with Adelaide United at Hunter Stadium.

The Newcastle Jets have named a 22-man squad for Saturday's Round 15 clash with Adelaide United at Hunter Stadium.

The Jets have included captain Jobe Wheelhouse and Dominik Ritter, who are returning from knee and hamstring injuries respectively.

Tiago Calvano, Bernardo Ribeiro, Taylor Regan, Michael Bridges and Mitch Cooper have been added to the team that returned to Newcastle after consecutive games in Melbourne.

Wheelhouse and Ritter still need to prove their fitness this week, while Scott Neville, who was subbed in the Heart game due to hamstring tightness, got through Thursday's training session at Ray Watt Oval.

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Ben Kennedy (gk), 2. Scott Neville, 3. Tiago Calvano, 4. Josh Mitchell, 5. Dominik Ritter, 7. James Brown, 8. Ruben Zadkovich, 9. Emile Heskey, 10. Bernardo Ribeiro, 11. Connor Chapman, 12. Josh Brillante, 13. Sam Gallaway, 14. Taylor Regan, 15. Craig Goodwin, 16. Jobe Wheelhouse, 17. James Virgili, 18. Jacob Pepper, 19. Michael Bridges, 20. Mark Birighitti, 22. Adam Taggart, 23. Ryan Griffiths, 25. Mitch Cooper.

Ins: Tiago Calvano, Dominik Ritter, Bernardo Ribeiro, Taylor Regan, Jobe Wheelhouse, Michael Bridges, Mitch Cooper Outs: Nil Unavailable: Ben Kantarovski (knee)

Adelaide United squad: 1. Eugene Galekovic (gk) (c), 2. Osama Malik, 4. Jon McKain, 5. Iain Fyfe, 6. Cassio, 7. Zenon Caravella, 8. Marcelo Carrusca, 10. Dario Vidosic, 11. Bruce Djite, 12. Antony Golec, 14. Cameron Watson, 16. Daniel Bowles, 17. Iain Ramsay, 20. Paul Izzo (gk), 21. Jeronimo Neumann, 22. Fabio Ferreira, 23. Evan Kostopoulos.

In: Osama Malik, Jon McKain, Antony Golec Out: Nigel Boogaard (hamstring - 1-2 weeks) Unavailable: Nigel Boogaard