Alex Marklew and Brydan Hodgson are confirmed starters, while ruckman Angus Clarke has also been included in Werribee's extended squad for Sunday’s #LovetheGame VFL clash with second-placed Essendon at Avalon Airport Oval.
23-year-old forward Alex Marklew has been rewarded for some strong goalkicking form at local level and will make his Werribee debut against his former side.
Another feel-good story this weekend is the return of Brydan Hodgson who will play his first game for the club in almost two years and just his third since joining in 2016 after battling chronic groin and hip issues.
Ruckman Angus Clarke comes into the extended line up after missing the past two matches. The 29-year-old led Werribee’s ruck division before the bye, averaging 26 hitouts in eight outings.
Scott Carlin retains his place as 23rd player after an impressive debut against Williamstown.