Josh Bruce and Lachie Hunter will make their returns to football in Footscray’s clash against Carlton tomorrow night.
It will be the first time Bruce has played since sustaining an ACL injury in round 21 of the 2021 AFL season.
Hunter has been away on personal leave since mid-April, and resumed training at the Kennel last week.
Sam Darcy and Riley Garcia are other inclusions to the team of 23, alongside fellow senior-listed Bulldogs Hayden Crozier, Zaine Cordy and Jordon Sweet.
Captain Lachie Sullivan will start in the centre.
Ethan Hunt has been named the 23rd player.
The first bounce will be at 7.35pm tomorrow night at IKON Park.
Entry will be through Gate 5 from 6.30pm, with tickets available for purchase here. There will be no gate sales on game-day.
The match will be live-streamed via afl.com.au and the Official AFL app, with quarter-by-quarter score updates available via @FootscrayVFL on Twitter.
VFL TEAM – ROUND 13
Carlton v Footscray
Friday 17 June, 7.35pm
B: Z Cordy, B Khamis, B Van De Heuvel
HB: D Bedendo, H Crozier, L Butler
C: A Jones, L Sullivan, L Hunter
HF: R Garcia, J Bruce, C Raak
F: M Wallis, S Darcy, J Garner
R: J Sweet, R Smith, L McNeil
Int: J Chatfield, E Macpherson, N Drummond, J Kellet, E Hunt
Emer: N Hamad, W Lewis, A Hodge, J Patullo, D Orgill, C Craig-Peters, H Bromell, C Doultree.