Collingwood Magpies Training Session
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Caleb Poulter of the Magpies is challenged by Trey Ruscoe during a Collingwood Magpies AFL training session at Holden Centre on April 28, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Collingwood draftee Caleb Poulter will make his AFL debut this weekend.

The Magpies confirmed on social media on Wednesday afternoon that the 18-year old would get his opportunity in Saturday's clash against the Suns.

The club released a video showing coach Nathan Buckley challenge Poulter to a basketball shoot off in front of the playing group, where the youngster would earn an AFL berth if he wins.

Buckley's shot missed, while Poulter's sank through the net, much to the delight of his teammates.

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Buckley then addressed the group, saying Poulter deserved his opportunity after a strong patch of form in the VFL.

"You've come in, had a real crack. You've got a lot of talent, (your) ball use is exceptional, but what you've shown us is capacity to play a role," Buckley said.

"We've tried you defensive mid, you've played wing, high back, but that wing role really suits you. You're bringing the heat when it's required, you're outnumbering when required. And your discipline to role is starting to come through. So just trust yourself, play a role, express it, look forward to seeing what you can bring. Congratulations."

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Poulter was drafted to the club out of Woodville-West Torrens with Pick 30 in the 2020 AFL draft.

He becomes Collingwood's fifth AFL debutant this year - the most of any club - joining Oliver Henry, Beau McCreery, Finlay Macrae and Jay Rantall.

For the fantasy fans, Poulter has forward and midfield status and will set you back $117,300 in SuperCoach (BE 23) and $212,000 in AFL Fantasy (BE 31).

In other team news, Buckley announced earlier today that Jordan De Goey would return against Gold Coast after missing last week with concussion.

The Magpies host the Suns at the MCG on Saturday 1.45pm AEST.