Essendon VFL has named its side to face Gold Coast's reserves at People First Stadium this Saturday.

Midfielder Ben Hobbs will make his return from a niggling calf injury, while the VFL on-ball brigade is also boosted by Will Setterfield and Elijah Tsatas, who each make way from the AFL side this coming weekend.

Saad El-Hawli has been ruled out after an unfortunate syndesmosis injury in the VFL side's win over Carlton a fortnight ago, with Sam Weideman also set for a stint on the sidelines after receiving a three-match suspension for a high hit in the same game.

Key forward Jack Jedwab is back in the line-up, whereas Oskar Smartt and Bailey Scott have been named as emergencies this week.

The Dons face the Suns from 11am AEST, with streaming available via the AFL website.

Essendon VFL round 13 team v Gold Coast

B J. Eckersley (58) L. Hayes (18) T. Wanganeen (40)
HB L. Lual (34) W. Hoare (51) M. Foley (73)
C A. Roberts (38) D. Shiel (9) W. Setterfield (12)
HF J. Davey (36) X. O'Neill (55) A. Davey (33)
F V. Visentini (39) N. Caddy (30) J. Hately (50)
R N. Bryan (24) B. Hobbs (8) E. Tsatas (5)
INT J. Peris (53) R. Brodie (60) T. Toma (61)
  C. Nyko (65) J. Jedwab (68)  
23rd Player R. Brodie (60)
EMG O. Smartt (83) A. Molan (82) B. Scott (77)

Ins: B. Hobbs, E. Tsatas, W. Setterfield, J. Jedwab

Outs: S. El-Hawli (inj), S. Weideman (susp), O. Smartt (omit), B. Scott (omit)