ESSENDON and St Kilda will both go into Saturday afternoon's clash at Marvel Stadium as named.

It means the Bombers made just one change to the listless side that was thumped by Greater Western Sydney last Sunday.

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Jordan Ridley was dropped for Darcy Parish, who booted five goals in a VFL practice match against Coburg last week after surprisingly being left out of the senior side. 

The Saints brought in experienced defender Nathan Brown after his suspension for a high bump on Essendon speedster Adam Saad late last season ended.

Ruck Rowan Marshall and athletic forward Blake Acres were also recalled.

Defender Darragh Joyce, big man Lewis Pierce and aggressive forward Ben Long were omitted. 

Essendon v St Kilda at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEDT


Essendon: Darcy Parish, Kyle Langford, Dylan Shiel, Matt Guelfi
St Kilda: Jack Steven, Luke Dunstan, Blake Acres, Callum Wilkie