COLLINGWOOD defender Jeremy Howe will continue his recovery from a knee injury in Friday night's AAMI Community Series clash with Richmond, but the reigning premiers will be without key forward Tom Lynch.

Howe, who hasn’t played a senior games since June last year due to a long-term knee injury, will get a second consecutive practice match start in a Magpies outfit that has two new faces pressing for a round one debut in the pre-season clash at Marvel Stadium.

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First-round pick Oliver Henry keeps his place in the side that narrowly lost to Geelong in a behind-closed-doors practice match last week following an eye-catching display, while running defender Trent Bianco is also in the 26-man squad.

Jordan De Goey also comes into the side for his first official hitout of the year, but Brody Mihocek misses due to calf tightness.

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Richmond will be without Lynch, who is nursing a sore toe on the eve of round one, but the club confirmed earlier on Thursday that both he and experienced midfielder Dion Prestia (hamstring) should be fit for the season-opener on March 18.

The Tigers have selected ruckman Callum Coleman-Jones, who is suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season due to a COVID-19 breach last year, while two uncapped players in Riley Collier-Dawkins and Will Martyn will also play.

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Meanwhile, Richmond train-on player Derek Eggmolesse-Smith has also been selected in the 26-man squad as he battles to earn one of the final places on the club's list ahead of the Pre-season Supplemental Selection Period deadline on March 9.

Friday, March 5

Collingwood v Richmond at Marvel Stadium, 7.25pm AEDT


B: J.Howe 38 J.Roughead 23 B.Maynard 37
HB: J.Crisp 25 D.Moore 30 I.Quaynor 3
C: T.Brown 6 S.Pendlebury - C 10 J.Noble 9
HF: O.Henry 35 M.Cox 46 W.Hoskin-Elliott 32
F: J.Elliott 5 W.Kelly 20 J.Daicos 7
Foll: B.Grundy 4 J.De Goey 2 S.Sidebottom 22
I/C: J.Thomas 24 T.Ruscoe 21 C.Brown 17 J.Madgen 44 D.Cameron 14 T.Bianco 8 L.Greenwood 19 B.Sier 36  
Emerg: T.Wilson 12 C.Poulter 27 N.Murphy 28 A.Tohill 43    


B: D.Grimes 2 D.Astbury 12 N.Balta 21
HB: L.Baker 7 N.Vlastuin 1 J.Short 15
C: K.McIntosh 33 S.Bolton 29 J.Caddy 22
HF: J.Aarts 16 S.Edwards 10 J.Castagna 11
F: C.Coleman-Jones 40 D.Martin 4 J.Riewoldt 8
Foll: T.Nankervis 25 T.Cotchin - C 9 K.Lambert 23
I/C: D.Rioli 17 N.Broad 35 J.Graham 34 M.Pickett 50 M.Chol 41 W.Martyn 36 R.Collier-Dawkins 26 D.Eggmolesse-Smith 43  
Emerg: T.Dow 27 P.Naish 6 J.Ross 5 R.Garthwaite 42