UPDATE: Friday 5pm
Collingwood has made one change to Sunday's line up for its clash with St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.
Jamie Elliott will make his long-awaited return from injury, replacing the omitted Chris Mayne.
Mayne will join Jarryd Blair and Lynden Dunn as the team's three emergencies.
Yes, the rumours are true.
Jamie Elliott is back in the Collingwood line up.
After more than a year out of senior football, the 24-year-old is in line to play against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
He joins Jarryd Blair and Lynden Dunn in the 25-man squad.
Collingwood v St Kilda
Round 4 2017
Saturday 16 April
Etihad Stadium, 3.20pm
B: Jeremy Howe, Henry Schade, Jackson Ramsay
HB: Josh Smith, Ben Reid, Brayden Maynard
C: Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, Jack Crisp
HF: Travis Varcoe, Jesse White, Tim Broomhead
F: Alex Fasolo, Darcy Moore, Jamie Elliott
Foll: Brodie Grundy, Adam Treloar, Taylor Adams
Int: Tyson Goldsack, Levi Greenwood, Tom Phillips, Will Hoskin-Elliott
Emg: Jarryd Blair, Lynden Dunn, Chris Mayne
IN: Jamie Elliott
OUT: Chris Mayne (omitted)
The long wait is over
That’s how many days it will have been since Jamie Elliott last played a senior game for Collingwood when he runs out against the Saints.
The pocket rocket has had his past 18 months ruined by back and ankle injuries, but has been cleared to return after snagging five goals in last week’s VFL practice match against North Ballarat.
But it’s not just Jamie
Experienced heads Jarryd Blair and Lynden Dunn are also in line to play against St Kilda.
Both performed well in the VFL practice match against the Roosters last Saturday.
Blair was omitted from the senior side after the second round loss to Richmond, while Dunn has not appeared since the second round of the JLT Community Series.
What happens next?
With the match scheduled for Sunday, Collingwood and St Kilda will confirm its final team at 5pm on Friday evening.
Stay tuned to the club’s social media channels and collingwoodfc.com.au for further details.
There’s much to look forward to when Collingwood’s VFL team heads to Piranha Park to take on Coburg in the opening round of the state league season this Saturday.
Up to 21 AFL-listed Magpies are in line to play, including Daniel Wells, who has been named for his first match of any kind since crossing to the Holden Centre at the end of 2016.
Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for concession or pension card holders. Children aged 15 years or under enter for free.
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