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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 14: Paul Seedsman of the Crows poses for a portrait during the Adelaide Crows team photo day at AAMI Stadium on February 14, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Paul Seedsman will play his first AFL game of 2017 on Sunday

Paul Seedsman will play his first senior game of the season against his former club Collingwood at the MCG on Sunday.

The 25-year-old is among two inclusions to Adelaide’s team alongside fellow wingman Wayne Milera Junior, who will play his first match since Round 16.

Seedsman missed the opening two months of the season with a groin injury but has produced consistent form in the SANFL upon his return to competition.

The long-kicking Crow played 49 games across four seasons with Collingwood before joining Adelaide via the 2015 AFL Trade Period.

Milera, 19, has been cleared to resume from a calf complaint which kept him sidelined for the Club’s past two matches.

The pair replace forward Eddie Betts (appendix) and midfielder Brad Crouch (cheekbone).

Defender Jake Lever also wasn’t considered due to a hamstring injury, but is tipped to return next week.

Forward Jonathon Beech, untried onballer Myles Poholke and defender Kyle Hartigan, who has overcome a hamstring complaint, are the emergencies.

Sunday’s clash with Collingwood starts at 3:20pm (AEST). It will be Adelaide’s third trip to the MCG this season.

Onballer Rory Atkins will play his 50th game, while ruckman Sam Jacobs will make his 150th Club appearance.

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The Crows will hold an open training session at Football Park on Saturday from about 9:15am (SA). The light session will run about 45 minutes.

For fans at the MCG on Sunday, there will be a post-match function in the Olympic Atrium on Level 2 of the Olympic Stand. Entry is subject to capacity.

Adelaide’s SANFL team will also be in action on Sunday.

The SANFL Crows take on Glenelg at Bordertown from 1:10pm (SA) with free entry for Crows ticketed members upon presentation of their 2017 membership card.

The AFL team is:

IN – Paul Seedsman, Wayne Milera Junior
OUT – Eddie Betts (appendix), Brad Crouch (cheekbone)

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