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THE WESTERN Bulldogs have gone tall for its top-of-the-table clash against Melbourne, recalling fringe forward duo Josh Schache and Mitch Hannan for the mouth-watering battle at the MCG.
Needing to find a replacement for Josh Dunkley, who has gone into a mandatory 14-day quarantine period, the Dogs have also brought back Tom Liberatore for the pivotal clash in the minor premiership race.
It means Liberatore will likely renew acquaintances with tough Demon James Harmes, who returns after missing last week's draw with the Hawks due to an ear infection. He replaces Aaron vandenBerg, having tagged the Bulldogs midfielder the last time these sides met.
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Elsewhere, Carlton skipper Patrick Cripps returns for Saturday's clash with North Melbourne, with veteran Marc Murphy likely to be considered only as a medical substitute as he races the clock to make his 300th game.
Murphy is returning from a calf injury and has been named among the four emergencies, with experienced midfield duo Ben Cunnington and Jed Anderson among the vital inclusions for the Kangaroos.
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