Jets midfielder Ridenton trials at English Championship club

Matthew Ridenton will miss the Newcastle Jets' Round 15 clash with Melbourne City while on trial with an English Championship club.

The Newcastle Jets granted New Zealand international Ridenton a week's leave of absence to pursue the opportunity with an unnamed club playing in England's second tier.

The 23-year-old is expected to return to training in the Hunter Valley following the Jets' trip to play City at AAMI Park on Saturday, 18 January, kick-off at 7.30pm AEDT.

Ridenton has featured nine times for Newcastle in the 2019/20 campaign, only starting in five of those matches, after making 14 starts from 21 appearances in his first season in New South Wales in 2018/29.

The former Wellington Phoenix player has racked up 102 Hyundai A-League appearances through five years in the Kiwi capital and two seasons with the Jets.

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