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JLT Squad: Big names return

Two coaches look ahead Hear from Collingwood's AFL coach Nathan Buckley and netball coach Kristy Keppich-Birrell as they preview their 2018 campaigns at the club's Season Launch at the Glasshouse on Tuesday 6 March.

Treloar. Howe. Moore.

Three of Collingwood’s biggest names will return from injury when the Magpies take on the Western Bulldogs in Moe this Saturday.

The trio is part of six additions to Collingwood’s squad, with Jarryd Blair and Sam Murray also in line to play their first games of the new year.

Howe (calf) and Moore (Achillies) made their return from injury in last week’s VFL intra-club match and passed the test without issue.

Jeremy Howe returned from a calf injury during Collingwood's VFL intra-club match at the Holden Centre last Friday. Photo: Collingwood Media.

Blair and Murray, meanwhile, performed well and have put their hands up for a senior birth.

Murray, 20, was received via a trade from the Sydney Swans last October. He has not yet played senior football, but made the NEAFL Team of the Year as a running defender in 2017.

The match against the Bulldogs represents the Magpies’ final tune up before the home and away season begins.

They recorded a 60-point loss to Greater Western Sydney last Thursday, while the Bulldogs triumphed over Hawthorn by 22 points in Ballarat on Saturday.

Senior players not selected will have the opportunity to impress when Collingwood's VFL team takes on Richmond at the Punt Road Oval on Thursday at 6pm.

Collingwood v Western Bulldogs
JLT Community Series – Round Two
Saturday 10 March
Ted Summerton Reserve, Moe, 1.05pm

Lynden Dunn, Darcy Moore, Tom Langdon
HB: Taylor Adams, Jeremy Howe, Jack Crisp
C: Will Hoskin-Elliott, Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom
HF: Josh Smith, Ben Reid, Callum Brown
F: Tom Phillips, Tyson Goldsack, Mason Cox
Foll: Brodie Grundy, Adam Treloar, Josh Thomas
Int (from): Sam Murray, Jarryd Blair, Travis Varcoe, Josh Daicos, Jaidyn Stephenson, Brayden Maynard, Ben Crocker, Brody Mihocek

NEW: Sam Murray (20, Sydney)

Sam Murray looks on during Collingwood's VFL intra-club match last Friday. Photo: Collingwood Media.