Werribee defender Kye Declase has been invited to train with Melbourne amid the club’s growing injury toll, per SEN’s Sam Edmund.
Clubs have until March 9 to sign players via the pre-season supplemental selection period and the Demons could have as many as four list spots available.
Key forwards Ben Brown (knee) and Sam Weideman (leg) are set to miss the opening rounds of 2021, while defender Marty Hore and rookie Aaron Nietschke will both be sidelined for the season after rupturing their ACLs.
Melbourne are already trialing former Roo Majak Daw, Kobe Farmer (son of club great Jeff) and Dandenong Stingrays product Deakyn Smith.
Speaking on SEN Breakfast, Edmund confirmed that Declase would get his chance to impress for the Demons in next week’s s AAMI Community Series clash against the Bulldogs.
“The 24-year-old Werribee footballer by the name of Kye Declase, he’s 195cm and he’s one of ‘Choco’ Williams’ boys from Werribee,” Edmund told SEN Breakfast.
“He’s been phoned at the death and asked to train with Melbourne, play on Monday and you’re in contention for a spot.”
Edmund also confirmed that Daw will line-up against the Bulldogs.
“Majak Daw is in the frame and he’s going to play on Monday against the Dogs in that trial game,” he added.