The Sydney Swans have welcomed back tough defender Zak Jones back to the team, for the blockbuster Sydney Derby XV against the Giants at Spotless Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The hard-running defender was suspended for two matches for striking against the Bombers in Round 19, missing both of the Swans' wins against Collingwood and Melbourne.
Sydney Swans coach John Longmire said that Jones would give the team a big boost.
“It’s good to have him back in the team,” Longmire told QBE Team Selection.
“He gives us some important run and carry either through the midfield or down back.”
Midfielder Dan Robinson earns another call up to the team off the back of another dominant NEAFL performance, collecting 46 possessions and a goal in the Swans' come-from-behind victory against the Canberra Demons last Saturday.
The 24-year-old has played 7 NEAFL games and 6 AFL games so far this season, enjoying career-best figures.
Longmire said that he deserved his chance.
“He’s been in and out a little bit this year,” Longmire said.
“It’s good to get him back. He hasn’t done a lot wrong. He can play a number of different roles for us. He can play through the midfield and give us some real depth through that area of the ground.”
Defenders Nick Smith (hamstring) and Alex Johnson (knee) make way through injury.
N. Smith (hamstring)
A. Johnson (knee)
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