Alan Richardson and his selection committee have made six changes ahead of St Kilda’s clash with the Demons, with the final team to be announced on Friday.

St Kilda skipper Jarryn Geary looks set to return to the senior side after recovering from a calf strain that saw him sidelined for two games.

Geary is the most likely replacement for the injured Jimmy Webster, who is still experiencing the groin soreness that forced him from the ground in the opening term against the Suns.

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Nathan Wright, Sam Gilbert, Darragh Joyce, Lewis Pierce and Ben Paton have also been named in the extended squad ahead of the Sunday afternoon encounter at the ‘G.

Young defender Logan Austin has been omitted, while Blake Acres is still at least one week away from a comeback.

Nathan Wright has been gradually building his form at VFL level, while veteran Sam Gilbert had a strong return to footy after surgery on his thumb.

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Irishman Darragh Joyce has performed some impressive shutdown roles for Sandringham, and Lewis Pierce is once again available following his hamstring strain, while youngster Ben Paton continues to press for a senior debut.

Returned key forward Josh Bruce will spend another week in the VFL as he looks to regain his best form.


Daniel McKenzie

Nathan Brown

Bailey Rice


Jarryn Geary

Jake Carlisle

Shane Savage


Jack Newnes

Jack Steele

Jack Sinclair


Jack Billings

Paddy McCartin

Maverick Weller


Jade Gresham

Tim Membrey

Josh Battle


Billy Longer

Sebastian Ross

Jack Steven


Luke Dunstan

Hunter Clark

Sam Gilbert


David Armitage

Nathan Wright

Darragh Joyce


Lewis Pierce

Ben Paton


IN: Jarryn Geary, Nathan Wright, Sam Gilbert, Darragh Joyce, Lewis Pierce, Ben Paton

OUT: Jimmy Webster (injured), Logan Austin