THERE are no late changes for Friday night's clash between Richmond and Essendon.

The Tigers lost four premiership players to injury going into the match, with captain Trent Cotchin, as well as Dion Prestia, Kane Lambert and David Astbury going out.

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Ivan Soldo was also one of five omissions for the Tigers.

Toby Nankervis and Reece Conca returned from injury, while Sam Lloyd, Liam Baker and Ryan Garthwaite were also named in the Richmond team.

Essendon made just two forced changes, with Matt Dea and Matt Guelfi replacing injured duo Orazio Fantasia and Ben McNiece.

Richmond v Essendon at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST


Richmond: Sam Lloyd, Reece Conca, Nathan Broad, Liam Baker
Essendon: Darcy Parish, Kyle Langford, Aaron Francis, Matt Guelfi