Former first-round pick Hugh Goddard is set to make his debut for Carlton since joining them from St Kilda, as reported by AFL.com.au.
Goddard is ready to fill the void that is left in Carlton’s defence, with Caleb Marchbank going down for the rest of the season due to a neck injury.
Jacob Weitering has also been placed under an injury cloud given that he broke his nose against the Dees in round 16, but is believed to play this week.
Goddard’s selection is a result of his form in the VFL for the Northern Blues, averaging 16.5 disposals a game and leads the league (VFL) for marks.
Goddard was picked up by the Saints in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft at No.21.
He played a total of 10 games in four seasons, which ultimately led to his delisting at the end of last year.
The Blues scooped up the tall defender with their first pick in the 2018 NAB AFL Rookie Draft.
In other news, reinvented defender Liam Jones has put pen to paper on a new deal, tying him to the Blues until the end of 2022.
Jones has played 55 games for Carlton since coming across from the Bulldogs and has found his place down at Ikon park.
“It’s great to re-sign, I love playing my football here and I feel like this group can achieve something special,” Jones told the club website.
“My time here at Carlton has been quite the journey, going from a forward to a defender: the transition certainly had its challenges, but I’ve loved every minute of the journey. It’s been great to hone my defensive craft with Dale Amos who has backed me since day one and encouraged me to do it my way.
“The Club has shown great belief in me since I walked through the doors and I’m looking forward to working hard every day to help this group achieve success over the next three seasons.”
Carlton take on the Swans at the SCG on Saturday at 1:45pm.