Footscray has named a squad of 31 players for Sunday’s match against North Melbourne at VU Whitten Oval.
Hayden Crozier, Roarke Smith and Louis Butler headline a group of 18 AFL-listed Bulldogs that have been included, with nine players forming an extended interchange bench.
Butler is set to return from a groin injury, while Crozier and Smith were both travelling emergencies for the AFL side in Perth last week.
The ‘Scray will be forced into making at least three changes, with AFL defender Easton Wood plus state-league players Charlie Cormack and Austin Hodge sustaining injuries in last weekend’s win over Coburg.
The squad will be cut down to a team of 22 players and four emergencies before the first bounce on Sunday.
At AFL level, the Bulldogs will cut their extended squad to a team of 22 players at 5pm on Friday.
The ‘Scray will be looking to register their eighth-consecutive win to keep their undefeated streak in tact.
The match will be broadcast via Kayo Freebies, with play-by-play updates also available via @FootscrayVFL on Twitter.
Patrons will need to pre-purchase tickets, with crowds capped at 1000 people as per current Victorian Government restrictions.
To gain entry to VU Whitten Oval, spectators will be required to scan in using the Government QR code upon arrival. Gates will open at 11am.
Masks must also be worn when entering the venue, as it is classified as an indoor space.
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VFL Round 12
Footscray v North Melbourne
Sunday 4 June, 12.05pm
VU Whitten Oval
B: Buku Khamis, Lewis Young, Will Hayes
HB: Hayden Crozier, Louis Butler, Roarke Smith
C: Ben Cavarra, Toby McLean, Mitch Hannan
HF: Lachie McNeil, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Dom Bedendo
F: Rhylee West, Josh Schache, Riley Garcia
R: Jordon Sweet, Patrick Lipinski, Mitch Wallis
Ext. int: Lachie Sullivan, Nayef Hamad, Reuben William, Robbie McComb, Cody Raak, Nathan Drummond, Ewan Macpherson, Bailey Van de Heuvel, Jesse Glass-McCasker.
*Events at VU Whitten Oval are run in accordance with a COVID-Safe plan.