ADELAIDE has turned to experience to break its drought in 2020, making four changes for its bottom-of-the-ladder clash with North Melbourne on Saturday.
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The winless Crows will bring back Bryce Gibbs for his first game since round one, while Jake Kelly and Rory Atkins will also face the Roos. Half-forward Riley Knight, who has had heel and Achilles issues this season, has also been recalled for his first appearance this season.
Tom Doedee and Brad Crouch will miss with hamstring injuries, while David Mackay and Fischer McAsey have been managed.
The Kangaroos have dropped star pair Ben Brown and Jared Polec for the Metricon Stadium meeting, with Majak Daw to make his long-awaited return to the field and former Giant Aiden Bonar being recalled.
St Kilda has made only one change for its game with Sydney at the Gabba on Saturday night, with Josh Battle replacing Dean Kent (illness).
The Swans have brought back exciting forward Will Hayward and omitted Dylan Stephens.
West Coast will blood debutant Harry Edwards for its meeting with the Cats on Saturday night but have left out Josh Rotham, while Brendon Ah Chee is also back for the Eagles.
Geelong will go into the match unchanged from its Monday night win over Fremantle.
Saturday, August 1
North Melbourne v Adelaide, Metricon Stadium, 2.35pm AEST
In: M.Daw, A.Bonar
Out: B.Brown (omitted), J.Polec (omitted)
In: R.Knight, B.Gibbs, J.Kelly, R.Atkins
Out: T.Doedee (hamstring), B.Crouch (hamstring), D.Mackay (managed), F.McAsey (managed)
St Kilda v Sydney, Gabba, 5.10pm AEST
Out: D.Kent (illness)
Out: D.Stephens (omitted)
West Coast v Geelong, Optus Stadium, 8.10pm AEST
In: H.Edwards, B.Ah Chee
Out: J.Rotham (omitted), J.Redden (quad)
New: Harry Edwards
Teams for the remaining round nine matches will be released at 6.20pm AEST the day before they are scheduled to play