Teams: Sydney Swans vs North Melbourne, Round 7, 2018

The Swans have made one change ahead of their round 7 clash against North Melbourne at the SCG on Saturday night, with utility Dean Towers returning to the side.

The 27-year-old, who turns 28 tomorrow, had enjoyed a 19-game run in the senior team, from round 10 last year, before missing the Geelong clash with an eye injury sustained at training.

Sydney Swans coach said that Dean Towers was ready to go.

“The eye has recovered well and the specialist has given him the all-clear,” Longmire said.

“He’s fine to come back into the team and he gives us a variety of roles.”

Towers inclusion to the side brings much needed height in the forward line, and provides support for Callum Sinclair in the ruck.

Midfielder Dan Robinson is the one omission from the side that defeated Geelong in round 6, collecting just eight disposals in the Swans' come-from-behind victory.

Exciting forward Ben Ronke retains his spot in the side, having impressed against the Cats with two goals, and a mountain of defensive pressure.

“It was great to have his energy in the team – the way he was charging around and putting pressure on in our front half,” Longmire said.

“It was an important role in our team and he needs to keep doing that. That’s the good thing about Benny – he’ll give effort every week.”

Forward Gary Rohan notches up his 100th career game for the Swans on Saturday night, a long road full of setbacks and tears.

Longmire said that its a special achievement for Gary.

“It’s great for him to achieve the 100-game milestone,” Longmire said.

“It’s a fantastic effort and hopefully there’s plenty more.

“He gives really energy to the team and whether it’s pressure or his goal-kicking or his marking ability he gives real flexibility in our front half.”

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Teams: Sydney Swans vs North Melbourne, Round 7, 2018

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