Greater Western Sydney recruit Jesse Hogan will make his debut for the Giants this weekend against Adelaide.
Announced by the club on Wednesday, Hogan will make his club debut in the orange and charcoal in what will be his first AFL game since September last season.
Hogan booted four goals against Footscray in the VFL last week in what was a dominant outing in the reserves, with Leon Cameron now set to unveil the former Melbourne and Fremantle spearhead.
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"He could easily have had six (goals) ... this'll be the last time we see him at VFL level."
Jesse Hogan looks READY for his @GWSGIANTS AFL-level debut 👊
📺 WATCH on @kayosports: https://t.co/hQEtcHZdal pic.twitter.com/dyLbsJYfSX
— Fox Footy (@FOXFOOTY) April 22, 2021
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Star Lachie Whitfield is in the frame for an inclusion after being cleared fit for selection following an ongoing liver issue.
The Giants will be forced to make at least one change at the selection table this week, with All-Australian defender Nick Haynes sidelined up to a month with a hamstring injury.
Forward Xavier O'Halloran is also in doubt to face the Crows after sustaining a shoulder injury in last week's loss to the Bulldogs.
Young defender Lachie Ash was best-afield for the Giants in the 39-point loss in Canberra and has since been rewarded with a two-year extension.
The Giants announced the signing this week, with the pacey teenager stating his excitement to lock away his future to the Harbour city.
“We’ve been really building with a young group and it’s really exciting to see where we can go with things,” Ash said, per GIANTS Media.
“Everyone’s buying in to what we want to do at the moment and I’m really enjoying playing my footy here.
“I’m really enjoying the Sydney lifestyle so it was a very easy decision for me to stay.”