W-League: Wheeler returns for season finale


The extended squad for Newcastle’s final Westfield W-League clash of the year is in.

After narrowly missing out through injury last weekend, Clare Wheeler will return and be in the mix for minutes as the side travels to Adelaide.

Thursday night is an important clash for the Jets, who need a win or a draw to ensure they avoid bottom place.

With no new injury concerns from Sunday’s loss to Melbourne Victory, the only player who remains sidelined is Annabel Martin.

Newcastle Jets FC: 2.Hannah BREWER, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 8.Sophie NENADOVIC, 9.Tara ANDREWS, 10.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 11.Pana PETRATOS, 12.Tessa TAMPLIN, 13.Lauren ALLAN, 14.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 19.Nicki FLANNERY, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN (gk), 31.Paige KINGSTON-HOGG (two to be omitted)

Ins: 8.Sophie NENADOVIC (promoted), 18.Clare WHEELER (return from injury)
Outs: Nil 
Unavailable: 4.Annabel MARTIN (knee – 2 weeks)