STATE League representative team coach Steve Piggott hopes Jaffas midfielder Jobe Wheelhouse will be one of the experienced players available for selection to take on the Newcastle Jets in a trial game on Wednesday, July 31.

Piggott was an assistant to Select team coach Damien Smith last year in two games against the Jets and said it was an honour to get the top job this season.

The veteran South Cardiff mentor said to expect plenty of young faces to provide speed and energy in his squad named next week but also a few senior players to offer direction.

He was yet to find out who was available from each club but said Wheelhouse would be in the mix as one of the best players in the competition.

He hoped the side would train once and play a trial before the 6.30pm game against the Jets at Edgeworth.

■ The Newcastle Jets Youth side are licking their wounds after their 3-1 loss to Lambton Jaffas on Saturday.

Koh Satake broke his hand after falling awkwardly, Willis Nadfalusi was concussed in a first-half collision and Luke Remington has a leg cork.

Satake will miss a month of football, while Nadfalusi will have a week off to recover.

■ Charlestown will welcome the return of Adam Boulter from injury for the catch-up game against Hamilton at Lisle Carr Oval tomorrow night.

Boulter will boost the already potent Blues attack, which was complemented by a turnaround in defence in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Weston.

Coach Mark Wilson was hoping for a repeat against Olympic, who will be without Joel Grenell and possibly Matt Harper.

■ Adamstown have rocketed into favouritism for promotion after Belmont-Swansea upset Maitland 2-1 at Cooks Square Park on Sunday.

Rosebud skipped five points clear of the Magpies and seven ahead of Bel-Swans.

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