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Dees delist midfielder Michie, with rookie plans

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 6: Viv Michie of the Demons in action during the 2015 AFL round 23 match between the Melbourne Demons and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia on September 6, 2015. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Viv Michie has been delisted, but the Demons plan to take him back as a rookie

MELBOURNE plans to re-draft Viv Michie as a rookie later this month after delisting the midfielder on Tuesday.

The Demons announced the decision to move the 23-year-old midfielder off their senior list after 18 AFL matches in five years.

Michie played 11 games this year – his second at Melbourne – and finished the season particularly well with the last seven games at AFL level, and an average of more than 20 disposals in the final four.

He crossed to the Demons in 2013 after being drafted by Fremantle with pick No.44 in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft.

He will continue to train with Melbourne in the lead up to the drafts, which are on November 24 (national) and November 27 (rookie and pre-season).

The Demons also have Casey Scorpions pair Declan Keilty and Jordan Moncrieff training with them, with pre-season officially starting on Monday for younger players.

They have already delisted Rohan Bail, Mark Jamar, Jordie McKenzie and Aidan Riley, and traded out Jeremy Howe, Jack Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Toumpas, while Daniel Cross has retired.