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Adelaide has made two changes to its team to play Melbourne on Saturday night.

Wayne Milera Junior and Troy Menzel replace injured pair Jake Lever and Riley Knight.

Crows Head of Football Brett Burton said Lever (hamstring tightness) and Knight (corked glute) were both unavailable for selection this week because of minor injury concerns.

“Jake experienced some tightness in his hamstring towards the end of our game against North Melbourne,” Burton said.

“He was able to train during the week, but the Club has decided to take a risk-free approach.

“Riley copped a cork to his glute and wasn’t able to get up in time for Saturday’s match.

“We expect both players to be available next week.”

Milera, who played the opening six games, returns after missing Adelaide’s loss to the Kangaroos with general soreness. Menzel will play his fourth AFL game of the season.

Forward Tom Lynch has been included in the team.

Lynch is progressing well and will need to pass a concussion test on Friday to be cleared to play.

Promoted rookie Hugh Greenwood, draftee Jordan Gallucci and ruckman Reilly O’Brien are the emergencies.

Read AFL Media’s preview of Adelaide’s clash with Melbourne

Saturday night’s game against the Demons starts at 7:10pm, with gates opening at 4:30pm.

Tickets, including Western Stand guest passes and reserved seats, are still available. Get tickets now

Both the Crows and Dees will be looking to rebound from disappointing losses last weekend.

Adelaide champion Simon Goodwin will coach against his former club for the first time.

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Fans attending Adelaide’s clash with the Dees also have an opportunity to watch some potential future Crows women in action.

South Australia will take on the Northern Territory in Round One of the NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships from 4.35pm. A ticket to the AFL game will be required for entry to both games.

Full match day information is available here.

Adelaide’s SANFL team has a bye this weekend.

The AFL team is:
IN – Wayne Milera Junior, Troy Menzel
OUT – Riley Knight (corked glute), Jake Lever (hamstring tightness)