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The Brisbane Lions will unveil debutant Keidean Coleman for Friday night’s clash against Collingwood.

The 20-year old Academy product was taken by the Lions with Pick 37 in the 2019 AFL Draft and becomes the club’s sixth debutant this season.

Coleman gets his opportunity with suspended small forward Lincoln McCarthy making way, while veteran defender Daniel Rich (hamstring) is expected to return to the side.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Lions coach Chris Fagan said Coleman deserves his chance at AFL level.

“He’s had some fantastic performances this year,” Fagan said.

“He’s got beautiful skills, great balance, (he’s a) good tackler.

“I think it’s great he gets his opportunity. His is a really good story.

“He moved from Darwin when he was nine years old to improve his education and get a chance at footy and here he is 10 years later getting his debut.”

Brisbane have not beaten the Pies since 2014, going down to them by 62 points last year in an Easter Thursday clash.

Fagan believes his side is better placed this time round to get one up on Collingwood.

“Last year we got the opportunity to play Collingwood here on a Thursday night and I thought we were a little bit overawed,” he said.

“I thought we carried on as a club a little too much, it’s been pretty low key this week.

“We just want to put a performance on the board, that’s all we care about.”

It comes a day after Brisbane was officially confirmed as the host city of the 2020 AFL Grand Final.

The Lions coach admitted that his team would love to be there, but weren’t about to lose focus on the task at hand.

“We’ll be aspiring to be there and there’d be nothing greater than a Grand Final at the Gabba with a Brisbane team in it … but our focus is really narrow,” he said.

“This might add a little more spice to it, I’ve got no doubt it might, but it won’t be something we’ll openly talk about.

“It’s more our little story of where we’re heading and what we’re trying to do and hopefully it brings out the best performance in us.”

Brisbane currently sit fourth on the ladder at 10-3 and are coming off their bye.

They face off with the Pies at the Gabba on Friday night at 7.50pm AEST.