Collingwood will unveil debutant Jay Rantall for the club's blockbuster ANZAC Day clash at the MCG on Sunday.
Following an impressive run in the VFL last weekend, the 19-year-old has earned the call-up and will become the Magpies' fourth debutant of the 2021 season.
Coach Nathan Buckley handed Finlay Macrae his first game last weekend, while Ollie Henry and Beau McCreery have also found minutes at the senior level.
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An elite athlete, Rantall is sure to add plenty of speed and run for the Magpies as they look for their second win of the season.
Buckley notified Rantall of his inclusion on Thursday.
“When I’ve observed you over the last four to six weeks, I see a kid who has a smile on his face, who is more settled in his own skin and we’re seeing that translate into your training and playing performances,” Buckley said, per the club's website.
“Your strengths are going to be important for us. You get up and down ground insistently and you’ll do it for four quarters.”
The Magpies are also tipped to name Nathan Murphy for their clash against the Bombers, with Jeremy Howe and Jordan De Goey both sidelined through injury.
Mark Keane will also miss due to a one match suspension, while concussion has sidelined veteran Levi Greenwood.