Following Collingwood’s shock lost to the fledgling Dockers on Sunday, coach Nathan Buckley confirmed that Broomhead is in line to play his first game since Round 2, 2018.
The luckless 26-year old hasn’t played at senior level since snapping his leg in two places after colliding with an MCG goalpost over two years ago.
Buckley stated that Broomhead has been fit for some time and “in really good form” in each of Magpie’s scratch matches.
“He’s been around the mark and is on the edge of selection” Buckley told reporters.
The injury prone Pie has played only 36 games since being drafted in the second round (pick 20) by the Woodsmen in 2012.
Broomhead is out of contract at the end of this season, so would no doubt be looking to put his best foot forward if selected to take on Sydney at the Gabba tomorrow night.
Buckley also addressed other selection queries, stating that skipper Scott Pendlebury will be forced to wait another week in cotton wool following a quad injury, but that defensive linchpin Jordan Roughead would be fit to face the Swans.
Probed further about his injury list, Buckley stated that Tom Langdon, a player thought to be on the verge of early retirement due to injury, had recovered well after his first scratch match hit out last week.
However, Buckley admitted he was still a way off senior selection.
“He’s still got a few things to tick off before getting to AFL level, but the signs are positive for Langers.”
The Magpies face the Swans at the Gabba on Thursday at 5.40pm AEST.
◾️ Roughead to return
◾️ Getting back to our brand of football
◾️ Pendlebury not available for selection
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