BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: Harris Andrews of the Lions kicks during the round 20 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Western Bulldogs at The Gabba on August 04, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Five Lions headline the seventh edition of the AFL’s 22under22 squad to vindicate the bright future at the club.

That includes Harris Andrews, Alex Witherden, Jarrod Berry, Hugh McCluggage and Eric Hipwood.

Essendon’s Andrew McGrath, Melbourne’s Clayton Oliver and Sydney’s Callum Mills were also named in the squad and are set to be named in the side for a third consecutive year.

The Blues also boasted five members, including Jacob Weitering, Sam Petrevski-Seton, Zac Fisher, Sam Walsh and Harry McKay.

The Western Bulldogs also feature prominently with four players, including Josh Dunkley, Bailey Smith, Aaron Naughton and Tim English.

Collingwood are the only club without a representative, with young gun Jaidyn Stephenson not included likely due to his betting ban.

To be eligible, players must be aged 22 years and under over the entirety of the season, including the finals series.

Fans can vote on the 22under22 side here, with voting closing on Wednesday August 21.

The side will be unveiled at the AFLPA MVP awards on Thursday August 29.

2019 22under22 40-man squad

Defenders: Wayne Milera (Adelaide), Harris Andrews (Brisbane Lions), Alex Witherden (Brisbane Lions), Jacob Weitering (Carlton), Sam Taylor (GWS Giants), Blake Hardwick (Hawthorn), Bayley Fritsch (Melbourne), Dan Houston (Port Adelaide), Sydney Stack (Richmond), Jordan Dawson (Sydney Swans), Callum Mills (Sydney Swans)

Midfielders: Jarrod Berry (Brisbane Lions), Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions), Zac Fisher (Carlton), Sam Petrevski-Seton (Carlton), Sam Walsh (Carlton), Andrew McGrath (Essendon), Darcy Parish (Essendon), Darcy Tucker (Fremantle), Jordan Clark (Geelong), Brayden Fiorini (Gold Coast Suns), Jacob Hopper (GWS Giants), Tim Taranto (GWS Giants), James Worpel (Hawthorn), Clayton Oliver (Melbourne), Oliver Florent (Sydney Swans), Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs), Bailey Smith (Western Bulldogs)

Forwards: Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Lions), Harry McKay (Carlton) *, Gryan Miers (Geelong), Brent Daniels (GWS Giants), Jy Simpkin (North Melbourne), Cameron Zurhaar (North Melbourne), Connor Rozee (Port Adelaide), Shai Bolton (Richmond), Jade Gresham (St Kilda), Liam Ryan (West Coast Eagles), Aaron Naughton (Western Bulldogs)

Rucks: Tim English (Western Bulldogs), Harry McKay (Carlton) *

* — dual position player