Adelaide has made eight changes for Wednesday night’s clash with Melbourne, headlined by the return of stand-in captain Tom Doedee.
Doedee has reclaimed his position in the Crows’ back six after successfully completing Tuesday’s main training session and will lead a young Crows side out onto Adelaide Oval to tackle the Demons.
Five of the inclusions for Round 10 are aged 20 years or younger, with two more AFL debutants set to be unveiled in Harry Schoenberg and Lachlan Sholl.
Schoenberg, 19, is a ball-winning midfielder who was taken with pick No.24 in last year’s AFL Draft.
The Marrabel junior earned All Australian honours and South Australia’s MVP award after dominating for his State in the Under 18 National Championships.
Sholl, 20, is a classy ball user on both sides of the body and has the versatility to play across half back or through the midfield. His debut was confirmed earlier on Tuesday.
The inclusion of Schoenberg and Sholl brings the number of AFL debutants blooded by the Crows in Season 2020 to eight.
Teenage swingman Fischer McAsey and tenacious forward Ned McHenry return to the senior side after brief rests on the sidelines, while Darcy Fogarty has been named to make a long-awaited return from a persistent shoulder injury.
Fogarty will be joined up forward by the experienced Taylor Walker, who was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s loss to North Melbourne with gastro.
Veteran David Mackay rounds out the inclusions.
Kyle Hartigan, Shane McAdam, Andrew McPherson and Tyson Stengle will be managed on the back of a four-day break.
Riley Knight, Bryce Gibbs, Rory Atkins and Kieran Strachan have all been omitted.
Midfielder Brodie Smith has been named on a wing and is set to face a game day fitness test for a knee contusion suffered against North Melbourne.
Smith was restricted to light duties during Tuesday’s training session with his right knee heavily strapped.
Wednesday night’s game commences at 7.40pm ACST and will be shown live nationwide on Fox Footy. The game will also be shown live on Channel 7 in Adelaide.
Adelaide's Round 10 team is...
IN: Walker, Mackay, McHenry, Schoenberg, Fogarty, McAsey, Sholl, Doedee
OUT: Hartigan (managed), Stengle (managed), McAdam (managed), McPherson (managed), Knight, Gibbs, Atkins, Strachan