Essendon will enter the Tackling Childhood Cancer game against North Melbourne with an unchanged side at Marvel Stadium on Saturday.

Captain Dyson Heppell was a late withdrawal from last week’s victory over Sydney and he has been unable to prove his full fitness in time for the match, with young midfielder Kyle Langford holding his spot in the line-up.

B – Mason Redman, Cale Hooker, Martin Gleeson
HB – Matt Guelfi, Michael Hurley, Adam Saad
C – Conor McKenna, Zach Merrett, David Zaharakis
HF – Andrew McGrath, Jayden Laverde, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
F – Orazio Fantasia, Mitch Brown, Dylan Clarke
R – Shaun McKernan, Dylan Shiel, Darcy Parish
Interchange – Zac Clarke, Jake Stringer, Aaron Francis, Kyle Langford
Emergencies – Will Snelling, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Michael Hartley, Brayden Ham