Four changes have been confirmed by the Western Bulldogs for Saturday afternoon’s pivotal match against Melbourne at Metricon Stadium.
The Bulldogs will welcome back a quartet of important inclusions.
High-flying half-back Hayden Crozier returns after missing two games with a toe injury, alongside defensive speedster Jason Johannisen after being briefly sidelined by an ankle injury.
Key forward Josh Bruce and young gun Laitham Vandermeer are also back, after being managed last week.
Tim English will take his place in the team, after overcoming the minor ankle injury he sustained late in the 57-point win against the Adelaide Crows.
Making way due to injury is Rhylee West (groin), while forwards Bailey Dale and Sam Lloyd have been omitted.
Roarke Smith has been managed, but has been named as one of four emergencies, alongside Lewis Young, Tory Dickson and Riley Garcia.
Both the Bulldogs and Demons have six wins for the season, with the Demons sitting in eighth spot on the ladder ahead of the 10th-placed Bulldogs on percentage.
The match will be broadcast live on Fox Footy.
WHO YOU GOT? | ENTER THE DRAW TO WIN ONE OF 10 MISSION FOODS BOBBLEHEADS BY PREDICTING WHO WILL TAKE THE MOST MARKS – EASTON WOOD OR JAKE LEVER – IN THE ROUND 13 MATCH BETWEEN THE BULLDOGS AND DEMONS.
ROUND 13 TEAM
Western Bulldogs v Melbourne
Saturday 22 August, 1.45pm AEST
B: Easton Wood, Alex Keath, Caleb Daniel
HB: Bailey Williams, Ryan Gardner, Hayden Crozier
C: Bailey Smith, Jack Macrae, Lachie Hunter
HF: Toby McLean, Josh Bruce, Mitch Wallis
F: Tom Liberatore, Aaron Naughton, Ben Cavarra
Foll: Tim English, Marcus Bontempelli, Josh Dunkley
Int: Ed Richards, Laitham Vandermeer, Pat Lipinski, Jason Johannisen
Emer: Lewis Young, Tory Dickson, Roarke Smith, Riley Garcia
IN: Hayden Crozier, Josh Bruce, Laitham Vandermeer, Jason Johannisen
OUT: Rhylee West (groin), Roarke Smith (managed), Sam Lloyd, Bailey Dale