Eels skipper Mannah hails fresh Jennings

Steve Zemek

Parramatta skipper Tim Mannah says strike weapon Michael Jennings looks refreshed following his stint in reserve grade.

Mannah hailed the former NSW and Australian centre for his refusal to kick stones after being sent back to play with the Eels' feeder side Wentworthville last week.

Jennings will turn out for Parramatta's NRL side against Newcastle on Friday and Mannah said his teammate was beginning to look like his old self.