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SANFL: Andy inclusion

Andy Otten
Andy Otten will return from an ankle injury in the SANFL this weekend

Andy Otten is set to play his first game in three weeks in Saturday’s must-win SANFL clash with South Adelaide.

The versatile tall has overcome an ankle complaint to be named at centre half-back for Saturday’s contest at Hickinbotham Oval.

It will be the 28-year-old’s second SANFL match of 2017.

Otten is joined by five members of Adelaide’s SANFL development squad on the inclusions list.

Josh Wittwer, Ryan Marini, Blake Launer, John Boxer and Damon Hill have been added to an extended interchange ahead of the clash with the Panthers.

First-year Crow Jordan Gallucci will miss the rest of the season after suffering a fractured jaw in last week’s loss to Woodville-West Torrens.

Wingmen Wayne Milera Junior and Paul Seedsman and defender Kyle Hartigan have all been included in the Club’s AFL squad to tackle West Coast in Perth on Sunday.

Adelaide must defeat South Adelaide to have any hope of a last-gasp finals appearance. The Crows and Panthers are among four clubs vying for fifth spot heading into the final round of the home and away season. Full match preview

The match at Hickinbotham Oval at Noarlunga begins at 2.10pm on Saturday afternoon.

Crows ticketed members receive free entry to all the Club’s minor round SANFL matches. All SANFL club members with full season access receive free entry to this weekend’s games as part of Member Appreciation Round.

A live audio stream is available via the official SANFL website and smartphone app.


Adelaide’s SANFL squad is:

F: Jonathon Beech (1), Paul Hunter (37), Tyson Lever (56)

HF: Troy Menzel (32), Harry Dear (38), Ben Jarman (45)

C: Myles Poholke (31), Harrison Wigg (10), Curtly Hampton (17)

HB: Dean Gore (36), Andy Otten (22), Matthew Signorello (35)

B: Ben Davis (40), Tom Doedee (39), Kyle Cheney (25)

FOL: Reilly O’Brien (43), Scott Thompson (5), Lachie Murphy (48)

INT (FROM): Josh Wittwer (51), Ryan Marini (70), Blake Launer (52), John Boxer (47), Damon Hill (61)

IN: Andy Otten, Josh Wittwer, Ryan Marini, Blake Launer, John Boxer, Damon Hill
Jordan Gallucci (jaw), Wayne Milera Junior, Kyle Hartigan, Paul Seedsman (AFL)

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