Essendon has made one change to the side for Friday night’s clash against St Kilda.
Jobe Watson has been rested with Craig Bird called up to the team.
This will be Bird’s first senior game of the season after playing 18 games for the Bombers last year.
The match against the Saints marks Brendon Goddard’s 100th game for the Dons.
St Kilda v Essendon
Friday July 14
In: Craig Bird
Out: Jobe Watson (rested)
B: Mark Baguley, Michael Hartley, Andrew McGrath
HB: Martin Gleeson, Michael Hurley, James Kelly
C: Zach Merrett, Dyson Heppell, Brendon Goddard
HF: James Stewart, Cale Hooker, David Zaharakis
F: Orazio Fantasia, Joe Daniher, Josh Green
R: Tom Bellchambers, Travis Colyer, Darcy Parish
I: David Myers, Craig Bird, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Conor McKenna
E: Josh Begley, Kyle Langford, Matt Dea
Source: Essendon FC’s website