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Untried trio to audition for Round One

Lee Gaskin, AFL Media  March 9, 2018 12:29 PM

Adelaide will give untried trio Tom Doedee, Darcy Fogarty and Lachlan Murphy every chance to push their claims for a Round One debut.

All three will line up as part of a strong 25-player Crows squad for Saturday's JLT Community Series encounter with Port Adelaide at Alberton Oval.

Doedee is the frontrunner to take over Jake Lever's spot in defence, Fogarty – last year's No.12 overall draft pick – could be a bolter if skipper Taylor Walker fails to get up from a foot injury, while rookie-listed small forward Murphy has rocketed into calculations after three goals against Fremantle a fortnight ago.

"They're very serious chances, that's why they're in the side playing tomorrow," Adelaide assistant coach Josh Francou said.

"We saw Lachie Murphy a couple weeks ago against Fremantle, he played an important role for us forward, he was able to pressure and hit the scoreboard.

"Tom Doedee has impressed me and no doubt the other coaching staff, especially Ben Hart, who looks after the backs.

"Fogarty is one of those guys I'd expect would make an immediate impact when he plays, and I'm looking forward to what he can produce tomorrow."

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