Jordon assured to play, Essendon names debutant, Tex injury worry

James Jordon’s job security received a major boost, Taylor Walker had an injury scare, Essendon named another debutant and Adam Simpson spoke the language of SuperCoach and AFL Fantasy coaches.

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Ins: Witherden, Vardy, O’Neill, Langdon, Cameron, Macrae (deb), Keane

Outs: Winder, Petruccelle (inj), Jones, Ryan (inj), Hurn (inj), Sier, Cox, Adams (inj), H-Elliot (mng)

Holds: McCreery

Emergencies/possible subs: Winder, Foley, Ruscoe

West Coast included recruit Alex Witherden (AF $654k SC $456k DEF) for his club debut. Eagles coach Adam Simpson said: β€œHe is a good footballer and he has a good football brain. He’s a good replacement for losing Hurn. He will take some kick ins so you can put that in your dream team or whatever.”

Liam Ryan (AF $477k SC $369k FWD) was a surprise omission with a “bone stress injury in the shin area” with no return date confirmed yet.

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