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Footscray squad announced

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09:  Jordan Russell of Footscray runs with the ball during the round 17 VFL match between Williamstown and Footscray at Burbank Oval on August 9, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/AFL Media/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09: Jordan Russell of Footscray runs with the ball during the round 17 VFL match between Williamstown and Footscray at Burbank Oval on August 9, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The Footscray Bulldogs have announced a squad of 29 that will represent the Club in the upcoming Peter Jackson VFL season.

Former Essendon midfielder Lauchlan Dalgleish is one of a number of new faces to land at the kennel over the summer, and fans will get their first opportunity to see the new Dogs in action during Saturday afternoon’s practice match against Collingwood at the Holden Centre from 4.00pm.

Footscray coach Ashley Hansen said that the sides’ opening practice match will be a good opportunity for the coaching group to assess the player’s development, and map out a progression plan for the season proper.

“Our first practice match this week generates another opportunity for our AFL listed players to build match fitness and form for senior selection, while our VFL players are eager to start playing against opposition after working extremely hard to improve individually and collectively as a part of our team systems,” Hansen told westernbulldogs.com.au

“I’ve been really proud of the application and appetite our squad has shown over the preseason period to learn and strive to be better.

Jordan Russell will again captain the group with Mark Austin appointed vice-captain in 2016.

 

2016 Footscray Bulldogs squad

AUSTIN, Mark; BARRY, Anthony; CLARKE, Jordan; DALGLIESH, Lachie; DALE, Fraser; DEERY, Simon; GRABOWSKI, Josh; GREENWOOD, Alex; GUEST, Giles;HAMILTON, Gabe; HANNAN, Mitch ;HAYES, JD; HAYES, Will; HOGHTON, Dale; JAMIESON, Nick; NASH, Liam; OLSSON, Brad; PALMA, Mitch; RUSSELL, Jordan; RYAN, Nick; SHARP, Tom; SLOAN, Andrew; STALEY, Jordan, TASHEVSKI, Andrew; YOUNG, Tyson; WALLIS, Josh; WALES, Hugh; WILLATT, Sam; WYATT, Shawn