COLLINGWOOD is out to inflict more pain on Adelaide and secure its spot in the top eight when it takes on the winless Crows from 6.05pm ACST (6.35pm AEST) at Adelaide Oval tonight.

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If the Magpies do get the points, they will move a game-and-a-half clear of the three teams that are sitting just outside the eight (Melbourne, Western Bulldogs and Essendon).

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Match Previews R11: Adelaide v Collingwood

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Meanwhile, the Crows are desperate to break their season duck in what has been a year of disappointment and frustration for new coach Matthew Nicks. 

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Adelaide has not only had to battle through injuries to key players such as skipper Rory Sloane and playmaker Wayne Milera, it's also faced a barrage of negative headlines, the latest coming out of the Crows' last game against Melbourne and the their treatment of star big man Max Gawn.

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Forgotten Pies Tim Broomhead and Lynden Dunn have been plucked from the football wilderness to play their first matches in over two years, while Darcy Moore and Ben Reid are being managed for the game and Jamie Elliott will miss due to injury.  

Adam Treloar (hamstring), Isaac Quaynor (shin gash) and Will Hoskin-Elliott (knee) will all also miss.

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For Adelaide, Brodie Smith has been cleared to play after he was a late withdrawal against the Demons with a knee complaint. 

Jake Kelly and Chayce Jones have been dumped, with full-back Daniel Talia managed off a six-day break and will be replaced by Kyle Hartigan.