North Melbourne has been forced into a late change ahead of Saturday's trip down the highway to Kardinia Park, with Round 15 debutant Jackson Archer sidelined with a hip issue.

The first-year backman was confirmed as an omission on Friday afternoon, with Atu Bosenavulagi taking his place in David Noble's side.

The change comes after the Roos made three changes to their squad to face Geelong this weekend, with Charlie Lazzaro, Lachie Young and Jack Mahony coming into the side.

Duo Aiden Bonar and Bailey Scott were both withdrawn due to injury, while Tarryn Thomas was ruled out due to personal reasons.

Flynn Perez was omitted from Noble's side, with the youngster to join Callum Coleman-Jones, Phoenix Spicer and Kyron Hayden within the emergencies. 

One of the quartet will be named as the medical sub for Saturday night's match, which will commence at 7:25pm (AEST) at GMHBA Stadium.