MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: Adam Cerra of the Blues in action during the Carlton Blues training session at Ikon Park on December 06, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

In exciting news for Blues fans, the club have revealed the jumper numbers of their new arrivals for season 2022 and beyond.

After another mediocre 2021 that saw the club part ways with coach David Teague as well as a number of high-ranking club personnel, Carlton are very much hoping for next season to contain prosperous new beginnings.

The appointment of former Lions coach and legend Michael Voss along with the addition of several exciting players have given Blues fans - definitely not for the first time - hope for the future.

However, it's all become a bit more real now, with the club on Monday releasing the numbers of their new recruits with some iconic figures being given to the new incomings.

One of the biggest number handouts went to youngster Corey Durdin who, after being drafted in 2020 at Pick 37, has been given the No.19 worn by recently retired club great Eddie Betts.

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Off-season recruit Adam Cerra was given the No.5 jersey following his move from Fremantle, with the jumper inherited from the outgoing Sam Petrevski-Seton and made famous by the likes of Syd Jackson and Andrew McKay.

He also follows the same path trodden by one of the greatest to ever do it in Chris Judd, who was traded to Carlton in 2008 after spending the first half of his career at West Coast, also wearing the famous No.5.

Meanwhile, Former Swan George Hewett will pull on No.29 for 2022 after Corey Durdin's change, with the number famously being worn by club hero Heath Scotland.

Hewett was one of Sydney's more underrated operators, with his defensive work sure to add some solidity to the Blues midfield brigade.

Draftee Jesse Motlop will inherit the No.3 from outgoing captain and club great Marc Murphy after the 18-year-old was taken at Pick 27 in the National Draft.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02: Jesse Motlop of the Bulldogs in action during the 2021 WAFL Grand Final match between the Subiaco Lions and South Fremantle Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Son of enigmatic North Melbourne and Port Adelaide goalsneak Daniel, Jesse continues the Motlop lineage with the AFL last being without one since 1998.

Former Bulldogs defender Lewis Young will wear the No.33 that he wore at Whitten Oval, with the big man hoping to provide some assistance to defensive stalwart Jacob Weitering following the retirement of Liam Jones.

Finally, academy graduate Domanic Akuei will inherit Levi Casboult's No.41 after the big man parted ways with the club over the off-season, electing to move up north to Gold Coast.

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