The trio were left out of the Nix side which travelled to Brisbane for a famous 2-1 away victory against the Roar, due to failing to meet team standards.

Wellington’s win snapped a winless run and also kept alive their finals hopes.

Nix coach Des Buckingham revealed on Tuesday that the trio would be welcomed back into the fold.

“They’ve apologised to the playing group and they’re back into selection, same as everyone else,” Buckingham said.

“They trained all last week and this week. All three have applied themselves back to professional standards and got on with the job they should be doing.”

Buckingham admitted he had taken a stand which could have gone either way but didn’t feel vindicated for his decision despite the win.

“I don’t know if vindicated is the right word,” he said.

“It was an opportunity to re-focus the playing group. It was possibly needed.

“It worked, sometimes they don’t work. We could’ve gone to Brisbane and lost the game and performed poorly.”

Wellington hosts third-placed Perth Glory this weekend and Buckingham called on his “refocused” side to continue on.

“The mood is probably refocused. We’re very clear on where we want to be,” he said.

“We know we’re not where we set out to be at the start of the season.

“The last three games prior to that has been a blip. We know feel we’re back on track.

“It’s important we back that up this weekend against Perth.”