The Northern Blues have named eight inclusions to an extended 31-man Bertocchi squad. (PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Murdoch)
UPDATED: The Northern Blues have cut down their squad ahead of Sunday’s game against Werribee.
In line with Carlton’s team announcement, the squad has been reduced to 27, with the eight-man extended bench to be cut down on the day of the game.
Omitted from the AFL squad, Jarrod Garlett and Sam Rowe join the returning Tom De Koning and Darcy Lang as VFL inclusions.
The latter pair are both named to return from their respective injuries among a bevy of inclusions for the VFL outfit.
The two exclusions from the squad which played Williamstown are forced, with Levi Casboult and Matthew Lobbe both elevated to the senior side.
Kane Keppel — returning from suspension — and Angus Milham round out the inclusions, named on the extended bench. Milham hasn’t played since the Round 5 game against Frankston.
Ciaran Byrne has once again been named in the back-pocket as he steadily makes his comeback from injury at VFL level.
IN: Tom De Koning, Jarrod Garlett, Kane Keppel, Darcy Lang, Angus Milham, Sam Rowe
OUT: Levi Casboult, Matthew Lobbe (AFL selection)