The Woodsmen host Collingwood Park at McCarthy Homes Oval tonight at 730pm in an important tussle to shape their finals campaign and improve continuity in the team.
In cold and wet conditions the Woodies will be looking to build momentum going into the 2nd half of the year and clean up their recently scrappy play.
Key inclusions into the team are Scott Matthews, Matt Mazerolle and Chris La Burniy with Simon Purkiss and Adam Pedler unavailable and Jeffson Fehr-Smith squeezed out of the side in a record for the Woodies this year, with just 3 changes to the side!
It's an experienced and strong backline with Gabe McKinnon, David Jackson in particularly strong form, while regular key defender Tim Green will be going back 10 years in his career with a return to some secondary ruck duties and likely some time forward.
Still missing Lloyd and Judson, the midfield remains strong with Ness, Hocking, Curtis starting in there with options in Mazerolle, Davis, Baldwyn and Mihalopoulos to run through there as well.
Evans is a late out with another(!) calf issue suffered at training, but Hockley in imperious form will again be looking for another big bag in front of goals.
Woodsmen vs Collingwood Park 730pm @ McCarthy Homes Oval
B: Stink - Burnsy - MattyP
HB: Jacko - Heinzy - Josh
C: K - Nessy - Tommy
HF: Shayno - Hocks - ChrisD
F: Maz - Mika - Brendon
Foll: Thommo - Hocking - Sammy
Int: Alec - Greeny - Mudge - Trav
EMG: AB - Buddsie - Angus