Darcy Lang will return for the Northern Blues on Saturday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Arj Giese)
DARCY Lang is one of five inclusions to the Northern Blues line-up.
After missing action last week’s action with a hip injury, Lang will return to the fold in Northern’s Round 11 contest with Footscray.
An old-fashioned ‘eight-point’ game, a win would see Northern leapfrog the Bulldogs on the ladder heading into the Blues’ mid-season bye.
Lang has been joined by Jack Silvagni as an inclusion, who has been omitted from the AFL team in place of Marc Murphy.
Rounding out the inclusions with Kane Keppel, Marcus Stavrou and Jean-Luc Velissaris, who have been named on an extended bench.
Frank Anderson has been rested.
Tom De Koning and Alex Johnson will play their second consecutive games, after making successful returns from knee injuries in last week’s win over Coburg.
Saturday’s game – beginning at 1pm from Ikon Park – will be live-streamed on the VFL website.
In: Kane Keppel, Darcy Lang, Jack Silvagni, Marcus Stavrou, Jean-Luc Velissaris
Out: Frank Anderson