MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Orazio Fantasia of the Bombers gestures during an Essendon Bombers AFL training session at the Essendon Football Club on September 1, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The Bombers have made a late change ahead of their clash with Collingwood at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.

Mercurial forward Orazio Fantasia has been taken out of the side after leaving the training track early on Saturday with groin soreness.

He has been replaced in Essendon’s 22 by wingman Jake Long, who has not played senior footy since 2016.

Collingwood will go in as named.