Experienced midfielder Lachie Hunter and yet-to-debut duo Callum Porter and Jordon Sweet are among the potential inclusions for the Western Bulldogs as they chase a fourth consecutive victory.

The Bulldogs will make at least two changes to take on Carlton at Metricon Stadium on Sunday night.

Lin Jong has been ruled out with an ankle injury, after bravely playing through last week’s win against North Melbourne, while Hayden Crozier will miss due to a one-week suspension.

The Bulldogs have added six players to an extended interchange in their squad of 26, which will be trimmed to a team of 22 at 5pm tomorrow.


Hunter, who has missed the past four weeks due to a club suspension, is in line to play for the first time since round one. Experienced utility Matt Suckling is also in line for a recall.

Joining them as possible additions to the 22 are the yet-to-debut pair of Porter and Sweet, plus draftee Louis Butler and key defender Ryan Gardner.

Young guns Bailey Smith and Laitham Vandermeer have both been named in the squad, after suffering concussions injuries last round against the Kangaroos.

The match will be broadcast live on Fox Footy.


Carlton v Western Bulldogs
Sunday 12 July, 6.45pm AEST
Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast 

B: Bailey Williams, Alex Keath, Caleb Daniel
HB: Jason Johannisen, Zaine Cordy, Easton Wood
C: Ed Richards, Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae
HF: Bailey Dale, Josh Schache, Toby McLean
F: Mitch Wallis, Josh Bruce, Rhylee West
Foll: Tim English, Tom Liberatore, Bailey Smith 
Ext int: Matt Suckling, Lachie Hunter, Louis Butler, Laitham Vandermeer, Pat Lipinski, Callum Porter, Jordon Sweet, Ryan Gardner

IN: Matt Suckling, Lachie Hunter, Louis Butler, Callum Porter, Jordon Sweet, Ryan Gardner
OUT: Lin Jong (ankle), Hayden Crozier (suspended)