Essendon VFL will provide the platform for the return of key utility James Stewart.
The 78-gamer will play his first game of 2023 following a long recovery from a foot ailment, taking his place at full forward despite being recently used as a key defender at AFL level.
Joining Stewart in the best 23 are young guns Harry Minton-Connell and Essendon NGA product Mahmoud Taha.
The VFL Dons take on the Swans on Sunday afternoon at Windy Hill, with first bounce slated for 1:05pm.
Essendon round 19 VFL team
|B||M. D'Ambrosio (42)||K. Baldwin (26)||C. McBride (41)|
|HB||S. Weideman (10)||L. Hayes (18)||R. Montgomerie (38)|
|C||A. Lord (28)||E. Tsatas (5)||T. Phillips (55)|
|HF||T. Wanganeen (40)||P. Voss (39)||A. Davey (33)|
|F||A. McDonald-Tipungwuti (43)||J. Stewart (17)||A. Munkara (45)|
|R||J. Hotchkin (64)||B. Cootee (57)||H. Minton-Connell (76)|
|INT||J. Jorgensen (56)||J. Fitzgerald (77)||C. McCarty (79)|
|S. McKay (80)||M. Taha (81)|
|23rd Player||M. Taha (81)|
|EMG||W. Madden (66)||M. Kiraly (78)|
|INS||J. Stewart (17)||H. Minton-Connell (76)||M. Taha (81)|
|OUTS||J. Sutton (69)||M. Kiraly (78)||B. Laguda (62)|