Sydney coach John Longmire had the pleasure of announcing that recruits Brodie Grundy and James Jordon will be debuting for the club against Melbourne on Thursday night.

The pair came across from the Demons during the 2023 AFL Trade Period, with Jordon joining the Swans as a free agent.

Grundy - who is still on a long-term deal that was fostered by Collingwood - will make an immediate impact through the middle of the ground, as the retirement of Tom Hickey opened up a void in the ruck.

Working in tandem with Peter Ladhams, the former Pie looks primed to put his past few seasons behind him, with reports saying he's ready to return to his All-Australian best.

However, the news wasn't so great for Grundy's best mate Taylor Adams, who reunited with the ruckman in New South Wales during the summer.

Adams was brought in to assist with the midfield but is expected to miss up to a month of football due to a lateral ligament sprain he sustained in the practice match against Brisbane.

Club captain Callum Mills (shoulder) is progressing well but is still a while away as veteran Luke Parker (arm) is currently being monitored with no return date set.

Youngsters Harry Arnold (back) and Indhi Kirk (appendix) will also be tending to their respective injuries.

The club will release their full line-up at 6:20 pm on Wednesday.