North Melbourne defenders Lachie Hansen and Sam Wright will play their first practice matches of the pre-season against Greater Western Sydney on Friday night in Canberra.
Wright hasn’t made a senior appearance since injuring his ankle against Richmond in Round 11 last year.
Hansen sat out North’s first two trial matches of the year against Sydney and Hawthorn due to a quad injury.
Dylan Shiel will serve as acting captain for the Giants, despite newly reappointed co-captains Callan Ward and Phil Davis also lining up.
F: Phil Davis, Adam Tomlinson, Adam Kennedy
HB: Zac Williams, Nick Haynes, Heath Shaw
C: Tom Scully, Callan Ward, Josh Kelly
HF: Toby Greene, Jonny Patton, Jeremy Cameron
F: Steve Johnson, Rory Lobb, Devon Smith
R: Shane Mumford, Ryan Griffen, Dylan Shiel
I: Matt Buntine, Aidan Corr, Matt Kennedy, Tendai Mzungu, Sam Reid, Dawson Simpson, Nathan Wilson, Stephen Coniglio, Tim Taranto
North Melbourne squad
4. Shaun Higgins, 6. Lachlan Hansen, 7. Jack Ziebell, 8. Nathan Hrovat, 9. Andrew Swallow, 10. Ben Cunnington, 11. Luke McDonald, 12. Lindsay Thomas, 13. Ryan Clarke, 14. Trent Dumont, 16. Scott Thompson, 18. Shaun Atley, 19. Sam Wright, 21. Jy Simpkin, 22. Todd Goldstein, 24. Sam Durdin, 25. Robbie Tarrant, 28. Kayne Turner, 30. Jarrad Waite, 31. Braydon Preuss, 33. Ed Vickers-Willis, 34. Jamie Macmillan, 38. Majak Daw, 39. Mitch Hibberd, 41. Corey Wagner, 42. Declan Mountford, 43. Sam Gibson