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In The Mix: Round 10, 2019

With North Melbourne coming off a disappointing loss to Sydney, changes might be in store ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Bulldogs.

North’s VFL side had a bye on the weekend, allowing the potential inclusions a chance to freshen up and prepare for the upcoming month of football before the bye.

North Media previews those in the mix for Round 9.

Defenders

Having served his one-match ban for that head clash which left Cat Gary Rohan concussed, Sam Durdin is a chance to return to the senior team and add to his AFL games tally.

Ben McKay has seemingly overcome a bad run which included an ankle injury, pneumonia and a quad injury, however, the 21-year-old may need to find his feet in the VFL.

Veteran Sam Wright could return after missing last week with an ankle injury.

Midfielders

A travelling emergency to Tasmania last week, Aaron Hall is on the verge of an AFL return, impressing in his last VFL outing with 33 disposals, 8 tackles and 2 goals.

Ruckman Tom Campbell is also closing in on a return having strung a series of strong VFL performances together.

Young midfielders Paul Ahern and Luke Davies-Uniacke continue to put their hands up while elite runner Bailey Scott has overcome aconcussion and is back in full training.

Second-year players Kyron Hayden and Tristan Xerri continue to develop strongly, and edge closer to their debuts.

Forwards

Nathan Hrovat is coming off a six-goal outing in the VFL, and continues to push his case and first-year player Curtis Taylor could find his way back in sooner rather than later.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs