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The Sydney Swans are chasing just their second win at home this year, when they play the high flying Collingwood Magpies. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the game, from 7:50pm.
A couple of wins on the trot have injected some life into the Swans’ pretty dismal season, but their record of 1-3, at a ground which is traditionally a fortress, tells the story.
They’ve only beaten the dismal Carlton, Essendon and North Melbourne so far, all three of whom are outside the top eight, the Blues and Kangaroos coming last and second-last respectively.
It’s a different story for the ‘Pies, with a win-loss record of 7-2, coming off six consecutive victories, and being second on the table.
A win would put Collingwood equal to Geelong on points, with only percentage dividing them, though the Cats are yet to play this round.
A loss keeps them at the mercy of Brisbane, GWS, Richmond and West Coast, who all trail by a win.
The Swans can jump to the level of the Bulldogs, St Kilda, Essendon, Fremantle and the Hawks, should they get the job done, but a loss could see them fall behind the Gold Coast, Melbourne, and even North.
In team news, the dynamic Buddy Franklin returns for Sydney, after a month-long hamstring injury, while Josh Kennedy comes back in as well.
For the Pies, Tom Langdon and Travis Varcoe are ruled out, bringing in Daniel Wells and Jack Magden.
Jordan de Goey will not play for Collingwood, though it seemed likely during the week that he would.
Magpies should be too good in this one.
TV: Fox Footy.
B: Mills, Melican, Rampe
HB: Lloyd, Aliir, Thurlow
C: Heeney, Papley, Florent
HF: Blakey, Reid, McCartin
F: Hayward, Franklin, Parker
FOLL: Sinclair, Hewett, Kennedy
I/C: Clarke, Dawson, Fox, O’Riordan
EMG: Rowbottom, Ronke, Rose, McInerney.
B: Maynard, Roughead, Greenwood
HB: Crisp, Howe, Madgen
C: Sidebottom, Pendlebury, Phillips
HF: Thomas, Reid, Hoskin-Elliott
F: Stephenson, Mihocek, Wells
FOLL: Grundy, Beams, Wills
I/C: Mayne, Treloar, Aish, Brown
EMG: Sier, Quaynor, Daicos, Crocker.