Essendon has named its side to face West Coast on Sunday afternoon.

Sam Draper will be among three inclusions for the Bombers this week, with the ruck ready to go for his first game since Anzac Day after a successful recovery from knee surgery last month.

Winger Xavier Duursma also returns to action for a first AFL appearance since his untimely quad tear back in May, while defender Mason Redman reclaims his place in the line-up after recovering from his hamstring strain over the aptly timed bye week.

The Dons' structural shift means midfield pair Will Setterfield and Elijah Tsatas make way this weekend, while forward Jade Gresham will miss the clash with the Eagles due to personal reasons.

Essendon take on West Coast at Marvel Stadium from 1pm AEST on Sunday.

Essendon round 15 team v West Coast


14. Ridley

32. McKay

15. Laverde



37. Martin

27. Redman

1. McGrath



28. Duursma

22. Durham

16. Perkins



35. Guelfi

23. Jones

19. Hind



25. Stringer

20. Wright

4. Langford



17. Goldstein

6. Caldwell

7. Merrett ©



2. Draper

13. Cox

21. Heppell

29. Kelly

47. Menzie


11. Gresham

12. Setterfield

30. Caddy


Ins: 2. Draper, 27. Redman, 28. Duursma
Out: 5. Tsatas (omit), 11. Gresham (personal), 12. Setterfield (omit)