Thompson & Contreras in, changes aplenty

Archie Thompson and Pablo Contreras will return to Melbourne Victory's squad for this Friday night's Round 14 match against the Jets, while a host of names are unavailable.

Archie Thompson will return to Melbourne Victory's squad for this Friday night's Round 14 match against the Jets, while a host of names are unavailable.

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has confirmed Thompson, who has missed the last five weeks with a hamstring complaint, will play a part in this week's clash, while Nick Ansell, Scott Galloway, Jason Geria and Connor Pain are away on Young Socceroos duty.

Defender Adrian Leijer, who picked up a red card in last week's match against Brisbane, is also unavailable due to suspension.

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory Friday, January 10, 7:30pm Hunter Stadium, Newcastle Live on Fox Sports 1 & SBS2 Referee: Strebre Delovski Assistant Referee 1: Sarah Ho Assistant Referee 2: Leigh Pigram Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas

Melbourne Victory Squad: 1. Nathan COE (GK), 2. Pablo CONTRERAS, 3. Adama TRAORE, 5. Mark MILLIGAN, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 7. Gui FINKLER, 9. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 13. Andrew NABBOUT, 14. James TROISI, 15. Mitch NICHOLS, 16. Rashid MAHAZI, 17. James JEGGO, 18. Francesco STELLA, 20. Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 22. Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 27. Christopher CRISTALDO, 31. Dylan MURNANE (two to be omitted)

Ins: 2. Pablo CONTRERAS, 10. Archie THOMPSON (returns from injury), 13. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Rashid MAHAZI, 18. Francesco STELLA, 22. Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 31. Dylan MURNANE (all promoted) Outs: 4. Nick ANSELL, 24. Scott GALLOWAY, 25. Jason GERIA (all on international duty) 23. Adrian LEIJER (suspended)

Unavailable: 4. Nick ANSELL, 11. Connor PAIN, 24. Scott GALLOWAY, 25. Jason GERIA (all on international duty) 23. Adrian LEIJER (suspended)