Betts back for Crows clash, Bulldogs name two former Hawks

Eddie Betts is back to play his old side Adelaide for the first time since returning to Carlton, but the Blues have dropped last week's match-winner Matthew Cottrell.

The veteran small forward Betts was rested for Carlton’s narrow win over Sydney last week.

He returns to the side with Michael Gibbons and Lochie O'Brien but Jack Martin (calf) is out due to injury, along with the dropped Matt Owies.

Eddie Betts is back for Carlton’s crucial clash. Credit:Getty Images

Cottrell had nine touches against the Swans but kicked the winning goal from a set shot late in the game.

The Crows have recalled the retiring Bryce Gibbs, Billy Frampton, Jordan Butts and Tom Lynch with Daniel Talia (managed), David Mackay (suspended), Lachlan Murphy (omitted) and Taylor Walker (injured) out.

Carlton, along with the Western Bulldogs, need to win on Sunday to keep their finals hopes on track. Both head into their games outside of the top eight.

The Bulldogs have dropped Will Hayes and Sam Lloyd for their game against the Hawks with Matt Suckling in, as well as Taylor Duryea for his first match of the season.

Hawthorn have welcomed back Shaun Burgoyne, Ben McEvoy and Jaeger O'Meara and will give a debut to Finn Maginness.

Changkuoth Jiath and Josh Morris are dropped, Daniel Hower managed and James Worpel out injured. Captain Ben Stratton, managed for the Hawks' last game, has not been selected.

Brisbane have lost three of their regular starters to injury with Brandon Starcevich, Jarrod Berry and Lincoln McCarthy all out of their game against Sydney. Cam Ellis-Yoleman, Grant Birchall and Mitchell Hinge are in.

Joel Amartey will debut for Sydney, he comes into the side with Callum Mills, Dylan Stephens and James Bell. Callum Sinclair and James Rowbottom have been managed while Hayden McLean and Jordan Dawson are out injured.

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