Newcastle looking to bounce back against Victory

Newcastle Jets are determined to take the points this weekend against the Melbourne Victory after suffering a heavy defeat last time the teams met.

Newcastle Jets are determined to take the points this weekend against the Melbourne Victory after suffering a heavy defeat last time the teams met.

In Round 3 at the Telstra Dome, the Jets went down 5-0 to the Victory in a club-worst performance and coach Gary van Egmond is confident his side can improve on that outing.

"If you ever get beat by a team by such a score it always leaves a mark on you. And I think the only way to get rid of that mark is to confront it and that is what we will be doing on Saturday," he told Sportal.

"I know a number of the boys are really looking forward to the game to ensure that a similar score doesn't happen again and looking for some revenge.

"Our players' pride was really hurt and they were somewhat embarrassed after that game and so they are looking forward to the contest and the team you want to beat is the team that is leading the competition and that is Melbourne."

The Jets will boosted by the return of brothers Joel and Adam Griffiths who are coming back from injury whilst returning Young Socceroos James Holland and Ben Kantarovski will provide plenty of zip and spark.

Meanwhile, the Melbourne Victory welcome back three key players in first choice goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos, creative midfielder Carlos Hernandez and defender Michael Thwaite.

Newcastle Jets host the Melbourne Victory at EnergyAustralia Stadium this Saturday night.

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