MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Paul Ahern of the Kangaroos kicks during the round 17 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

North Melbourne have made a late change ahead of their clash with St Kilda on Sunday afternoon, with first-year midfielder Luke Davies-Uniacke being withdrawn from the side due to hamstring tightness.

The No. 4 draft selection has been replaced in the side by Paul Ahern, who has impressed in his opportunities this season.

Ahern comes in for his 11th game of the season. St Kilda have entered the clash as named.