PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Luke McDonald of the Kangaroos warms up during the round one AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Optus Stadium on March 24, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

North Melbourne’s Luke McDonald will miss his side’s clash with Essendon this weekend after the AFL Tribunal upheld his one-match ban.

McDonald was handed a one-match suspension for rough conduct on Adelaide’s Chayce Jones on Saturday night, with the incident assessed as careless conduct with medium impact to the head.

The Roos’ challenge has failed, meaning McDonald will be unavailable on Good Friday.