Collingwood will pump vital game time into the legs of several senior players when it meets the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium this Saturday.

In their final official tune-up for the home and away season, the Magpies’ match committee has opted to add senior quintet Steele Sidebottom, Jamie Elliott, Jack Frost, Jesse White and Taylor Adams to the 27-man squad.

Onballers Sam Dwyer and Jordan De Goey and ruck prospect Mason Cox are the men to make way this week as the club seeks to manage each individual players’ workload on the eve of the season proper.

INJURY UPDATE: Get the latest on a host of Magpies from Director of Football Neil Balme.

The Magpies will field a 24-man team against the Bulldogs, featuring four men on the interchange bench and two substitutes.

Ruckman Brodie Grundy has been named in the squad and is set to take to the field after sitting out the second half of Sunday’s loss to Carlton with a sore side.

“Brodie was a little bit sore after the game but he should be fine,” Director of Football Neil Balme told CollingwoodTV’s Blackmores Injury Update.

Jack Frost is also ready to go,” Balme continued.

“He was really precautionary with his ankle last week.”

Neither Ben Reid or Jarrod Witts were selected in Saturday’s line up.

The pair returned from long-term injuries in the VFL against Geelong last Saturday and Balme expects them to continue their comebacks through the state league.

VIDEO: Recap Ben Reid's return in the VFL last weekend.

The match will be Collingwood’s first in Melbourne for 2015, and its first against a Luke Beveridge-led Bulldogs outfit.

Beveridge, who was appointed by the Bulldogs last November, was a development coach at the Westpac Centre in 2009 and 2010.

NAB Challenge Game Three
Western Bulldogs v Collingwood
Saturday 21 March
Etihad Stadium, 7.10pm

Collingwood’s Squad
Alex Fasolo
4. Brodie Grundy
5. Jamie Elliott
6. Tyson Goldsack
7. Ben Kennedy
8. Tom Langdon
9. Jesse White
10. Scott Pendlebury (captain)
11. Jarryd Blair
13. Taylor Adams
16. Nathan Brown
18. Travis Varcoe
19. Levi Greenwood
22. Steele Sidebottom
24. Josh Thomas
25. Jack Crisp
26. Marley Williams
28. Ben Sinclair
29. Tim Broomhead
31. Jackson Ramsay
32. Travis Cloke
33. Patrick Karnezis
34. Alan Toovey
36. Dane Swan
43. Adam Oxley
44. Corey Gault*
45. Jack Frost*
*Denotes rookie

IN: Taylor Adams, Jamie Elliott, Jack Frost, Steele Sidebottom, Jesse White
OUT: Mason Cox, Jordan De Goey, Sam Dwyer

Western Bulldogs
1. Jarrad Grant
2. Robert Murphy
3. Mitch Wallis
4. Marcus Bontempelli
5. Matthew Boyd
6. Luke Dahlhaus
9. Jake Stringer
10. Easton Wood
11. Jack Macrae
15. Tom Campbell
17. Tom Boyd
22. Mitch Honeychurch
23. Jordan Roughead
25. Koby Stevens
27. Will Minson
29. Tory Dickson
30. Joel Hamling
32. Michael Talia
33. Sam Darley
35. Caleb Daniel
38. Dale Morris
39. Jason Johannisen
42. Liam Picken
43. Jack Redpath
44. Brett Goodes
46. Lin Jong
49. Ayce Cordy