Checkers returns to face the Dees

Key forward Brody Mihocek will return for the Pies this Friday night to replace the injured Taylor Adams.

Mihocek has been a consistent performer in 2022 and will be a fantastic inclusion for the Pies. He has kicked 34 goals this season, an equal career high with three games to go before finals.

Collingwood are looking to make it 11 wins in a row on Friday night, but will face strong competition against an in-form Melbourne side.

Senior coach Craig McRae noted in his press conference on Thursday that, “This is our biggest test for a number of weeks, we are playing the best team in the competition, I feel.”

This isn’t the first time Collingwood have faced the Demons in 2022, the Pies were 26-point victors in Round 13. Notably, Mihocek kicked four goals and had 16 disposals in what was one of his best performances for the season.

Under the Friday night lights, this game shapes up to be a cracker.

IN: Brody Mihocek
OUT: Taylor Adams (groin), Trent Bianco (omitted)

AFL ROUND 21
Collingwood v Melbourne
Friday August 5
MCG
7.50pm (AEST)

COLLINGWOOD v MELBOURNE
B Nathan Murphy Darcy Moore Jeremy Howe
HB Scott Pendlebury Brayden Maynard Isaac Quaynor
c Josh Daicos Jack Crisp John Noble
HF Jamie Elliott Darcy Cameron Steele Sidebottom
F Beau McCreery Brody Mihocek Jordan De Goey
R Mason Cox Nick Daicos Patrick Lipinski
INT Josh Carmichael Ash Johnson Will Hoskin-Elliott
Jack Ginnivan
EMERG Trent Bianco Oliver Henry Callum Brown
Will Kelly

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