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Injury-hit Magpies welcome back Greenwood

By AAP Newswire

Collingwood have welcomed back Levi Greenwood as the injury-ravaged Magpies look to maintain their winning momentum against Essendon at the MCG on Sunday.

A concussed Greenwood missed last week's scrappy win over Gold Coast that moved the Pies into second place on the ladder.

It was the sixth win in a row for Nathan Buckley's side, but important defender Lynden Dunn was lost for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury suffered in the third quarter.

Dunn joined Jamie Elliott, Adam Treloar, Ben Reid, Daniel Wells, Travis Varcoe, Darcy Moore, James Aish and Tyson Goldsack among others on a lengthy injury list.

The Bombers made one change to the side that upset North Melbourne in an entertaining affair, Ben McNiece replacing Matt Dea who was dropped.

The Kangaroos have named master tagger Ben Jacobs for Sunday's early encounter against Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium.

Jacobs has been a late withdrawal from the Roos' past two games as he struggled with concussion symptoms.

He was named with Cameron Zurhaar, while Mason Wood (hamstring) and Tom Murphy (omitted) depart the side.

The Suns added Callum Ah Chee and Will Brodie as they look to avoid their current losing streak reaching double figures.

West Coast host GWS in Sunday's remaining fixture, the Eagles bringin in Nathan Vardy, Oscar Allen and Daniel Venables.

The Giants, who lost key tall Jon Patton to a season-ending knee injury during the week, added Harry Perryman and Brent Daniels.