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TEAMS: Eagles recruit axed again, gun Demon mid back

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WEST Coast has axed recruit Lewis Jetta for the third time this season, with former Lion Jack Redden called up for the clash with Carlton at the MCG.

In good news for Melbourne, midfielder Angus Brayshaw will play his first game since round five, after consecutive head knocks in the space of three weeks in May.

Jetta was dropped following his nine-disposal display during last week's win over North Melbourne.

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Eagles coach Adam Simpson said on Friday that he would bring Jetta across to Melbourne as an emergency for Sunday's game.

"It's a longer term thing. It's not something I'm stressing about," Simpson said of Jetta's axing.

"I'm sure he's disappointed, and he should be. But we'll be ok.

 

"He understands where he's at. He understands there's work to do. But we're both positive about where he's heading."

The Eagles have confirmed that Eric Mackenzie and Jackson Nelson, who were initially named in the Eagles’ 25-man squad, will play in the WAFL this weekend.

Redden played the opening 13 games of the season in his first year at West Coast, but went out of the team after the round 13 clash against the Brisbane Lions.

Carlton has made four changes following its 60-point loss to Adelaide last Sunday.

Charlie Curnow, Dylan Buckley, Kristian Jaksch and Nick Graham have all been included in the Blues' team, with Andrew Walker (knee), Dale Thomas (calf), Levi Casboult (suspended) and Andrejs Everitt all going out of the side. 

The Demons had been particularly cautious with Brayshaw, who comes into the team to replace the unlucky Billy Stretch, but the young star has been in fine form in the VFL over the past two games, averaging 24 disposals. 

Oscar McDonald (ankle) and Bernie Vince (shin) got through training on Friday morning and have been passed fit to face the Saints. 

Jack Billings' 45 disposals and two goals in his return game from an ankle injury in the VFL last weekend has been rewarded with a recall to St Kilda's side.

Billings has not played at senior level since round 11 and was averaging a career-high 20.6 disposals before injury struck.

Small forward Jack Sinclair also comes back into the team with Luke Delaney and Shane Savage (concussion) going out.

Young Giants defender Harry Himmelberg will become Greater Western Sydney's third debutant of the season when he takes his place in the team against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Sunday. 

Himmelberg, pick No.16 at the 2015 NAB AFL Draft, has been in strong form off half-back in the NEAFL and had been on the cusp of selection for a number of weeks. 

Sam Reid has been recalled to the Giants' team after 22 disposals and nine tackles in the NEAFL. 

Rhys Palmer has been omitted, while midfielder Lachie Whitfield will miss the game through illness. 

The Lions have lost key defender Daniel Merrett also to illness, but have regained emerging defender Tom Cutler returns from a hamstring injury after missing the Lions' past two clashes against Richmond and Gold Coast.

Friday, July 15

Fremantle v Geelong at Domain Stadium, 6.10pm AWST

FREMANTLE
In: M.Barlow, T.Mzungu
Out: E.Langdon (hamstring), D.Tucker

GEELONG
In: R.Stanley, J.Cowan, S.Kersten 
Out: J.Bartel (managed) , M.Clark, D.Lang

Saturday, July 16

Richmond v Essendon at the MCG, 1.40pm AAST

RICHMOND
In: S.Grigg
Out: R.Conca

ESSENDON
In: M.Leuenberger, D.Zaharakis
Out: A.Cooney (rested), S.Michael

North Melbourne v Port Adelaide at Etihad Stadium, 4.35pm AEST

NORTH MELBOURNE
In: N.Dal Santo, J.Waite, D.Wells 
Out: F.Ray (hamstring), M.Wood (knee), T.Dumont

PORT ADELAIDE
In: B.Ah Chee, S.Gray, P.Stewart
Out: N.Krakouer (family reasons), B.Ebert (lungs), C.O'Shea

Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast, Cazaly's Stadium (Cairns), 7.25pm AEST

WESTERN BULLDOGS
In: T.Boyd, J.Dunkley
Out: L.Webb, T.Liberatore (lungs)

GOLD COAST
In: J.Grant, M.Hallahan, J.Lonergan
Out: G.Ablett (shoulder), D.Prestia (knee), M.Rischitelli (knee)

Adelaide v Collingwood at Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST

ADELAIDE
No change

COLLINGWOOD
In: L.Greenwood
Out: A.Fasolo (shoulder)

Sunday, July 17

Carlton v West Coast at the MCG, 1.10pm AEST

CARLTON
In: D.Buckley, K.Jaksch, N.Graham, C.Curnow 
Out: A.Walker (knee), D.Thomas (calf), L.Casboult (suspended), A.Everitt

WEST COAST
In: J.Redden
Out: L.Jetta

St Kilda v Melbourne at Etihad Stadium, 3.20pm AEST

ST KILDA
In: J.Billings, J.Sinclair
Out: S.Savage (concussion), L.Delaney

MELBOURNE
In: A.Brayshaw 
Out: B.Stretch

Brisbane Lions v Greater Western Sydney at the Gabba, 4.40 AEST

BRISBANE LIONS
In: T.Cutler
Out: D.Merrett (illness)

GREATER WETSERN SYDNEY
In: H.Himmelberg, S.Reid
Out: R.Palmer, L.Whitfield (illness)
New: Harrison Himmelberg (Eastlake)