SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25: Carlton Football Club head coach Brendon Bolton poses with the number six draft pick Sam Petrevski-Seton of the Carlton Football Club during the 2016 AFL Draft at Hordern Pavilion on November 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton says number six draft pick Sam Petrevski-Seton is a chance to make his debut on Thursday night despite not featuring during the pre-season.

Petrevski-Seton was selected with Carlton’s first pick in the 2016 National Draft, but has missed their entire JLT Community Series campaign with a left quad strain, but has since been cleared after five weeks of rehab.

Despite the injury lay-off Bolton believes the youngster is a chance to make his debut on Thursday night, and Bolton says he might not be alone.

“You’ll see some new faces. I think you’ll see somewhere around five to six guys that are in and around the age of 20 (play against Richmond),” Bolton said.

“They’ve bought some amazing excitement to our group.”

“He [Petrevski-Steon] had some good match practice. He’s fit and ready for selection. We’ve got to determine whether or not we go with [him]. He’s in the mix.”

Former Giants Caleb Marchbank, Jarrod Pickett and Rhys Palmer are all in line to make their debuts against Richmond, with ex-Cat Billie Smedts is also likely to take the field for his first game in Blues colours.