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Essendon have upgraded defender Ben McNiece from the rookie list to the senior list, making him available to play on ANZAC Day.
McNiece has been upgraded due to young gun Jayden Laverde being placed on the long-term injury list.
The mature aged rookie signed with the Bombers as a Next Generation Academy player, a new initiative by the AFL introduced last year.
The 25 year old has been a consistent performer in the Essendon VFL side and has earn his promotion.
Essendon will name their ANZAC Day line-up on Saturday.