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The Western Bulldogs and Brisbane Lions have named their squads for their JLT Community Series clash this Thursday.

Both sides have named strong squads, with Marcus Bontempelli returning for the Dogs for his first pre-season hitout, while Matt Suckling returns from injury and Dale Morris, Matthew Boyd and Liam and Picken have also been included in the squad.

Dayne Beams will take to the field as captain of the Lions for the first time, following his appointment on Tuesday.

The match is to be played at Etihad Stadium at 7:40pm.

Western Bulldogs squad:

1 Matthew Suckling
4 Marcus Bontempelli
5 Matthew Boyd
8 Stewrt Crameri
9 Jake Stringer
10 Easton Wood
11 Jackson Macrae
12 Zaine Cordy
13 Travis Cloke
14 Clay Smith
16 Toby Mclean
17 Tom Boyd
19 Lukas Webb
20 Josh Dunkley
22 Mitch Honeychurch
25 Marcus Adams
26 Declan Hamilton
27 Patrick Lipinski
31 Bailey Dale
32 Kieran Collins
33 Lewis Young
34 Bailey Williams
36 Brad Lynch
37 Roarke Smith
38 Dale Morris
40 Nathan Mullenger-McHugh
42 Liam Picken
44 Tim English
46 Lin Jong

Brisbane Lions squad:

1. Ben Keays
4. Ryan Bastinac
5. Mitchell Robinson
6. Hugh McCluggage
7. Tom Bell
8. Rohan Bewick
9. Dayne Beams
10. Daniel Rich
12. Stefan Martin
14. Josh Walker
15. Dayne Zorko
16. Jared Jansen
17. Claye Beams
18. Nicholas Robertson
26. Tom Cutler
27. Darcy Gardiner
28. Lewis Taylor
30. Eric Hipwood
31. Harris Andrews
32. Sam Mayes
33. Michael Close
35. Ryan Lester
36. Rhys Mathieson
37. Jacob Allison
38. Tom Rockliff
40. Matthew Hammelmann
43. Jake Barrett
44. Archie Smith
45. Jack Frost