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JLT squad: Five new faces

'We want to fast track our younger guys' - Walters Michael Walters talks to the WA media from training

Fremantle have named five new faces for their opening game of the JLT Community Series, played against Collingwood on Monday’s Labour Day holiday at Joondalup Arena.

New signings Jesse Hogan, Rory Lobb and Travis Colyer have been named in the extended squad of 30 alongside 2018 draftees Brett Bewley and Lachie Schultz.

The squad will be narrowed to a final 26 on Saturday, with the JLT Series played with an extended bench of up to eight players and 18 players on the field.

Hogan and Lobb are set to form part of a three-pronged tall forward line with Matthew Taberner, while Schultz could play alongside Sam Switkowski and Brandon Matera as Freo’s small forwards.

Colyer could feature on the wings as running midfielders alongside Bradley Hill and Ed Langdon, while Colyer has also been slated for some time on the inside in the midfield.

The game could also see the return to football for defender Griffin Logue, who missed the 2018 AFL season due to injury.

Nat Fyfe has not been named following his minor elbow surgery on Tuesday.

There is a mix of youth and experience in Fremantle’s midfield, with the likes of David Mundy and Michael Walters set to team up with Adam Cerra, Andrew Brayshaw and Bailey Banfield.

FREMANTLE EXTENDED SQUAD
Hayden Ballantyne
Bailey Banfield
Brett Bewley
Andrew Brayshaw
Adam Cerra
Travis Colyer
Brennan Cox
Mitch Crowden
Sean Darcy
Taylin Duman
Stefan Giro
Joel Hamling
Bradley Hill
Jesse Hogan
Ethan Hughes
Scott Jones
Ed Langdon
Rory Lobb
Griffin Logue
Brandon Matera
Cam McCarthy
David Mundy
Alex Pearce
Luke Ryan
Lachie Schultz
Sam Switkowski
Matt Taberner
Darcy Tucker
Michael Walters
Nathan Wilson

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs