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Team Selection | Round 5 Emily Angwin brings you all the team selection news ahead of our Round 5 clash against Port Adelaide.

Seven teenagers will take to the field under the Friday night lights of Adelaide Oval, with Cameron Polson named to make his debut against Port Adelaide. 

Polson was taken with pick No.59 from Haileybury College in Melbourne and will add to the Blues’ midfield speed and tackling pressure.  

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The 19-year-old joins Samo Petrevski-Seton, Tom Williamson, Harrison Macreadie, Zac Fisher and Jarrod Pickett to have all made their AFL debuts so far this season. 

Andrew Phillips will also line up for the first time in 2017, while Matthew Kreuzer and Dale Thomas will miss with soreness following two consecutive six-day breaks. 

For the first time since 2014, the Blues will play for points at Adelaide Oval when the side faces Port Adelaide on Friday night.

Carlton's team to face Port Adelaide:

Backs 31. Tom Williamson 22. Caleb Marchbank 20. Lachie Plowman
Half-backs 15. Sam Docherty 17. Sam Rowe 6. Kade Simpson
Centreline 35. Ed Curnow 9. Patrick Cripps 29. Cameron Polson
Half-forwards 33. Jarrod Pickett 41. Levi Casboult 30. Charlie Curnow
Forwards 1. Jack Silvagni 23. Jacob Weitering 46. Matthew Wright
Followers 34. Andrew Phillips 4. Bryce Gibbs 3. Marc Murphy (C)
Interchange 25. Zac Fisher 5. Samo Petrevski-Seton 26. Harrison Macreadie
  43. Simon White    
Emergencies 27. Dennis Armfield 11. Sam Kerridge 28. David Cuningham

In: Polson, Phillips

Out: Dale Thomas (soreness), Matthew Kreuzer (soreness)

New: Cameron Polson (Sandringham Dragons)