CARLTON has made just one change ahead of its Friday clash with Hawthorn in its first game out West.

Harry McKay will make his return to the line-up to face the Hawks after missing the Blues’ 7-point win over the Kangaroos in Round 8

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Team Selection | Round 9

View the team for the Round 9 match against Hawthorn.

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The dynamic forward was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s contest due to a knee injury, but will slot back into the side ahead of Round 9.

McKay had hit form before missing last week's game: he kicked three goals each against Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs, while also providing an important target in the forward line.

McKay will replace Mitch McGovern in the forward line, the second-year Blue unavailable for selection this week after sustaining a low-grade hamstring injury midway through last week’s clash.

Zac Fisher, Matthew Cottrell, Sam Philp and Tom De Koning have been named as emergencies for the hit out at Optus Stadium.

It’s an otherwise settled line-up again for Carlton, the side remaining consistent over three weeks spent in Queensland.

The Blues will be chasing their first win in Western Australia, hoping to continue what has been a strong showing during their hub tenure.

Round 9 team

Backs:

Lachie Plowman

 

Jacob Weitering

Kade Simpson

Half-backs:

Sam Docherty

Liam Jones

Sam Petrevski-Seton

Centreline:

Sam Walsh

Patrick Cripps

Marc Murphy

Half-forwards:

Jack Martin

Levi Casboult

Michael Gibbons

Forwards:

Eddie Betts

Harry McKay

David Cuningham

Followers:

Marc Pittonet

Ed Curnow

Will Setterfield

Interchange:

Tom Williamson

Jack Newnes

Matthew Kennedy

 

Callum Moore

 

 

Emergencies:

Zac Fisher

Matthew Cottrell

Sam Philp

 

Tom De Koning

   

 

In: Harry McKay

Out: Mitch McGovern