BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Heath Scotland of the blues kicks during the round two AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Carlton Blues at The Gabba on April 5, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Former Carlton and Collingwood midfielder Heath Scotland has been appointed the new senior coach for Deer Park in the Western Region Football League, taking over the local footy giants from 2023.

The 268 gamer will join the club next season, and is no stranger to the league, having coached Sunshine previously.

Scotland has also previously been in a development role with VFL side Port Melbourne.

"The Deer Park Football Club is thrilled to announce the appointment of Heath Scotland as its Senior Coach for the 2023 season," the club said in a social media post on Thursday night.

"Heath has chalked up significant coaching experience, including with North Melbourne, Northern Bullants, Port Melbourne and Darley Football Clubs."

The Lions currently sit fourth on the Division 1 ladder with three games remaining in the season, and are home to former Kangaroos and Magpies hard-nut Levi Greenwood.

They'll be looking to beat St Albans this weekend to retain a top four spot, as they look to clinch an eighth straight WRFL premiership.