Carlton will hand an AFL debut to first-round draft pick Liam Stocker on Sunday when they clash with North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium.
The Blues were involved with a live trade with Adelaide last year, in which the Blues and Crows swapped 2019 first round picks to allow Carlton to grab Stocker with pick 19.
Bolton: Liam Stocker will play. he's had a solid few games in the VFL.
— Carlton FC (@CarltonFC) May 2, 2019
“Liam Stocker will play. He’s had a few really solid games in the VFL,” Bolton said.
“Being in your first year, when you come from the NAB League to a real systematic game, he’s been learning that under Dale Amos and Shane Watson.
“It’s a great opportunity for him and a great chance for our defenders who have been working really well together to give ’Stock’ a go at half-back.”
Carlton coach Brendon Bolton confirmed the news during his press conference on Friday, while also telling the media Charlie Curnow will return to the line-up.