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‘We’ve missed him’: Voss buoyed by boost for finals push

McGovern was thriving in a new intercepting role down back before another hamstring setback that required surgery, but is back to boost a Blues defence that has been understrength for most of the season. His return helps somewhat offset midfielder George Hewett (back soreness) being unavailable.Michael Voss’ team is as good as certain to end its finals drought this year – being two games clear of the ninth-placed Bulldogs with five rounds to go – but is fresh from a five-goal defeat from pacesetter Geelong.SCROLL DOWN TO SEE EVERY ROUND 19 TEAM “It is good (to regain McGovern). It’s been a long time and we’ve missed him,” Voss said.“He was obviously a pretty important member to our team early this season and it was a bit unfortunate that he had that setback.“But to get him back, from a personnel point of view – we’ve obviously lost a few along the way – is a real bonus for us at this time of the year.”Voss also dismissed any idea Carlton might have of easing the former Crow back into AFL action, saying that was the purpose of his VFL tune-up.“He got through so well and he’s had a great block of training now. We’ve been able to get a quality five or six weeks under his belt and he’s got plenty of load,” he said.“So I guess the last box he needed to tick was to play in the VFL and he was always probably going to come straight back into the side when he was available.“It’s one thing to integrate people back into your team, but when they’ve been missing for a long time, those relationships and that connection that they have, and they build with their other defenders, is really important.“So this gives us the opportunity to be able to do that. We’ve obviously got some pretty important games (coming up), so it’s timely that he returns.”The Cats loss was a sharp reminder that the Blues still have work to do if they are to not only qualify for September but have an impact at that time of the year.They will face Adelaide after the Giants before three-straight matches against likely finalists Brisbane, Melbourne and Collingwood leading into the finals.“I think when you play against a mature football team, like what (Geelong) are; they ask questions of every part of your system,” Voss said.“I’d like to be able to sit here and say there was one particular thing that we take away, but the reality is that they demand your system to be right on for four quarters.“I couldn’t count how many times we’ve actually sat in the review and looked at us and what we need to do to get better and that’s where we feel like we’re continually evolving.“The full version of us is going to happen over a long period of time, not just this year. We still feel like we’ve got so much growth within us.” TEAMS WRAP: BLUES ROCKED BY MIDFIELD BLOW Carlton’s midfield has suffered a blow ahead of an important clash with GWS. The Blues have lost tough on-baller George Hewett to injury as they try to move a step closer to sealing a top-eight berth on Sunday. Hewett and suspended wingman Will Hayes are out of the team which lost to Geelong last weekend, with Mitch McGovern, Lochie O’Brien, Will Setterfield, Lachie Fogarty and Paddy Dow named in an extended Blues squad. Collingwood has included Isaac Quaynor, Taylor Adams and Tyler Brown for its match against Essendon, while the Bombers have added Massimo D’Ambrosio, James Stewart and Alex Waterman to their squad. Zak Jones has paid the price for St Kilda’s poor outing against Western Bulldogs, axed for Sunday’s match against the Eagles. The Saints have recalled six players for its must-win trip west, while stars Aaron Naughton and Clayton Oliver return for the blockbuster Melbourne-Bulldogs clash. Richmond has dropped Josh Gibcus and Jake Aarts and brought back Ivan Soldo to beef up its ruck stocks for a clash with Dockers big man Sean Darcy. Hawthorn will get Jack Gunston back for its clash against North Melbourne in Hobart.Gunston has missed the past fortnight after the passing of his father Ray.Brisbane will be boosted by the return of five key Lions for the Q Clash against Gold Coast.The Lions regain captain Dayne Zorko, as well as defenders Daniel Rich and Marcus Adams, wingman Jarrod Berry and ruckman Oscar McInerney.Gold Coast have made four changes of its own.No. 7 draft pick Elijah Hollands will make his debut for the Suns with Brayden Fiorini, Jack Bowes and Oleg Markov all omitted. ROUND 19 TEAMS AFL ROUND 19 FIXTURE AND TEAMS (All times AEST)RICHMOND v FREMANTLEFriday July 22, 7:50pm at Marvel Stadium TIGERSB: Grimes, Miller, TarrantHB: Broad, Vlastuin, D.RioliC: Pickett, Short, McIntoshHF: Graham, Bolton, BakerF: Riewoldt, Cumberland, BaltaFOLL: Nankervis, Prestia, CotchinI/C: Ralphsmith, Soldo, Sonsie, EdwardsEMG: Mansell, Dow, Ryan, M.RioliIN: SoldoOUT: Gibcus, Aarts (both omitted)DOCKERSB: Aish, Cox, ClarkHB: Walker, Ryan, PearceC: Brayshaw, Fyfe, AcresHF: Schultz, Banfield, HenryF: Frederick, Taberner, WaltersFOLL: Darcy, Brodie, SerongI/C: Young, Chapman, Logue, MundyEMG: Colyer, Crowden, Meek, HughesIN: Pearce, HenryOUT: Lobb (injured), Colyer (omitted), Hughes (sub)NORTH MELBOURNE v HAWTHORN Saturday July 23, 1:45pm at Blundstone ArenaKANGAROOSB: Scott, McKay, YoungHB: McDonald, Corr, BonarC: Powell, Davies-Uniacke, GreenwoodHF: Curtis, Larkey, Horne-FrancisF: Zurhaar, Ziebell, TaylorFOLL: Goldstein, Simpkin, AndersonI/C: Stephenson, Coleman-Jones, Spicer, PerezEMG: Mahony, Lazzaro, Dawson, HallIN: NilOUT: Lazzaro (sub)HAWKSB: Scrimshaw, Blanck, ImpeyHB: Sicily, Hardwick, Grainger-BarrasC: Day, Mitchell, WardHF: McEvoy, Macdonald, BreustF: Gunston, Lewis, MooreFOLL: Reeves, Newcombe, O’MearaI/C: Nash, Morrison, Maginness, MorrisEMG: Koschitzke, Phillips, Shiels, HartiganIN: GunstonOUT: Koschitzke (sub), Jiath (injured)SYDNEY SWANS v ADELAIDE CROWS Saturday July 23, 1:45pm at the SCGSWANSB: Fox, Rampe, P.McCartinHB: Lloyd, T.McCartin, McInerneyC: Florent, Parker, ClarkeHF: Gulden, Amartey, HeeneyF: Hayward, Franklin, PapleyFOLL: Hickey, Mills, WarnerI/C: Blakey, Stephens, Rowbottom, ReidEMG: Kennedy, Gould, Wicks, McDonaldIN: NilOUT: Cunningham (sub)CROWSB: Doedee, Butts, HamillHB: Smith, Murray, DawsonC: Hinge, Laird, JonesHF: McAdam, Fogarty, SoligoF: McHenry, Walker, MurphyFOLL: O’Brien, Berry, KeaysI/C: Thilthorpe, Schoenberg, Milera, ParnellEMG: Rowe, Himmelberg, Worrell, CookIN: NilOUT: Rowe (sub)PORT ADELAIDE v GEELONG CATSSaturday July 23, 4:35pm at Adelaide OvalPOWERB: Burton, Jonas, ClureyHB: Byrne-Jones, Aliir, HoustonC: Amon, Drew, FarrellHF: Butters, Marshall, RozeeF: Gray, Dixon, Powell-PepperFOLL: Finlayson, Wines, BoakI/C: Bergman, Georgiades, Burgoyne, McEnteeEMG: Bonner, Duursma, McKenzie, MeadIN: McEnteeOUT: Mead, Bonner (both omitted)CATSB: O’Connor, De Koning, Z.GuthrieHB: Bews, Henry, TuohyC: Duncan, Blicavs, SmithHF: Rohan, Cameron, DangerfieldF: Close, Hawkins, StengleFOLL: Stanley, C.Guthrie, SelwoodI/C: Kolodjashnij, Holmes, Atkins, MiersEMG: Parfitt, Stevens, Dahlhaus, NealeIN: NilOUT: Menegola (injured)BRISBANE LIONS v GOLD COAST SUNSSaturday July 23, 7:10pm at The GabbaLIONS B: Gardiner, Adams, ZorkoHB: Starcevich, Andrews, RichC: Ah Chee, J.Berry, McCluggageHF: Bailey, Hipwood, McCarthyF: McStay, Daniher, CameronFOLL: McInerney, Neale, RaynerI/C: Robinson, Lyons, Mathieson, AnswerthEMG: Cockatoo, Tunstill, Fort, PayneIN: Adams, Zorko, Rich, J.Berry, McInerneyOUT: Payne, Fort, Cockatoo, Sharp (all omitted), Coleman (injured), Fullarton (sub)SUNSB: Graham, Collins, LemmensHB: Farrar, Ballard, LukosiusC: Sharp, Miller, EllisHF: Ainsworth, Chol, SwallowF: Rankine, Casboult, HolmanFOLL: Witts, Rowell, AndersonI/C: Atkins, Flanders, Hollands, MacphersonEMG: Bowes, Day, Oea, MarkovIN: Farrar, Sharp, Hollands, MacphersonOUT: Bowes, Markov, Oea, Day, Fiorini (all omitted)WESTERN BULLDOGS v MELBOURNESaturday July 23, 7:25pm at Marvel Stadium BULLDOGSB: Richard, Gardner, KhamisHB: Hannan, Keath, DaleC: Williams, Liberatore, MacraeHF: Johannisen, Bruce, SmithF: Dunkley, Naughton, Ugle-HaganFOLL: English, Bontempelli, TreloarI/C: West, Weightman, Garcia, McNeilEMG: Cordy, McComb, Vandermeer, SweetIN: NaughtonOUT: Cleary (sub), Sweet (omitted)DEMONSB: Rivers, May, PettyHB: Sparrow, Lever, JordonC: Brayshaw, Oliver, LangdonHF: Fritsch, Gawn, HarmesF: Pickett, Brown, PetraccaFOLL: Jackson, Viney, Neal-BullenI/C: Salem, Spargo, Hibberd, MelkshamEMG: Bedford, Tomlinson, Weideman, DunstanIN: Petty, OliverOUT: Tomlinson, Bedford (both omitted), Dunstan (sub)CARLTON v GWS GIANTSSunday July 24, 1:10pm at Marvel Stadium BLUESB: Saad, Weitering, DochertyHB: Young, McGovern, NewmanC: O’Brien, Cripps, CerraHF: Silvagni, C.Curnow, SetterfieldF: Durdin, McKay, MotlopFOLL: De Koning, Walsh, KennedyI/C: Cottrell, Fisher, Honey, PlowmanEMG: Fogarty, Stocker, Newnes, DowIN: McGovern, O’Brien, SetterfieldOUT: Hewett (injured), Hayes (suspended), Stocker (Omitted), Newnes (Omitted),GIANTSB: Keeffe, Taylor, CummingHB: Ward, Himmelberg, AshC: Peatling, Bruhn, KennedyHF: Taranto, Haynes, BrownF: Lloyd, Riccardi, GreeneFOLL: Preuss, Hopper, ConiglioI/C: Briggs, Wehr, O’Halloran, SprouleEMG: Brander, Aleer, Stein, FleetonIN: Kennedy, Preuss, Briggs, SprouleOUT: Flynn (omitted), Kelly, Idun (both injured), Green, Hogan (both managed)COLLINGWOOD v ESSENDONSunday July 24, 3:20pm at the MCGMAGPIESB: Murphy, Howe, MooreHB: Crisp, Maynard, PendleburyC: Daicos, Adams, NobleHF: Elliott, Cameron, Hoskin-ElliottF: McCreery, Mihocek, SidebottomFOLL: Cox, Lipinski, DaicosI/C: Quaynor, Bianco, Ginnivan, JohnsonEMG: T.Brown, Henry, Ruscoe, CarmichaelIN: Adams, QuaynorOUT: Ruscoe (Omitted), Carmichael (Omitted), Henry (Medi-Sub)BOMBERSB: Ridley, Laverde, Zerk-ThatcherHB: Redman, Kelly, McGrathC: Durham, Shiel, HeppellHF: Guelfi, Martin, LangfordF: Wright, Stringer, JonesFOLL: Phillips, Merrett, CaldwellI/C: Hind, Hobbs, Snelling, DraperEMG: D’Ambrosio, Waterman, Stewart, HamIN: NilOUT: Ham (medi-sub)WEST COAST EAGLES v ST KILDASunday July 24, 4:40pm at Optus StadiumEAGLESB: Hurn, Barrass, DugganHB: Bazzo, Edwards, JonesC: Hough, Shuey, FoleyHF: Ryan, Darling, ReddenF: Waterman, Kennedy, CrippsFOLL: Williams, Kelly, GaffI/C: Witherden, O’Neill, Rotham, CulleyEMG: Petrevski-Seton, West, Clark, JamiesonIN: Rotham, Clark, WestOUT: NilSAINTSB: Battle, Wilkie, WebsterHB: Hill, Lienert, SinclairC: Wood, Crouch, BillingsHF: Butler, Membrey, GreshamF: Higgins, King, SharmanFOLL: Marshall, Steele, RossI/C: Paton, Byrnes, Windhager, ClarkEMG: Highmore, Long, Connolly, CampbellIN: Lienert, Ross, Windhager, ClarkOUT: Ryder (injured), Wanganeen-Milera, Jones, Highmore, Long (all omitted)ROUND 19 TIPS: SEE WHO THE EXPERTS ARE PICKING Round 19 could be decisive for several finals contenders. Richmond kicks off the round with its top-eight spot on the line against Fremantle, while Port Adelaide needs a boilover against Geelong to stay in the finals race. Gold Coast faces a similar scenario in Saturday night’s QClash, while the Western Bulldogs could stake a claim with victory against reigning premier Melbourne. Wins for Carlton and Collingwood on Sunday will further cement the fierce rivals in the top-seven spots on the ladder, before St Kilda heads west in desperate need of a win. See who our experts are tipping in one of the most important rounds of 2022 below. JANE BUNN 114Fremantle 4Hawthorn 6Sydney 20Geelong 4Brisbane Lions 10Melbourne 10Carlton 10Collingwood 12West Coast 6Last Week 6REBECCA WILLIAMS 111Richmond 8Hawthorn 14Sydney 15Geelong 10Brisbane Lions 11Melbourne 9Carlton 10Collingwood 9St Kilda 8Last Week 6JAY CLARK 110Fremantle 6Hawthorn 15Sydney 30Geelong 5Brisbane Lions 10Melbourne 8Carlton 26Collingwood 2St Kilda 8Last Week 7SCOTT GULLAN 110Richmond 1Hawthorn 35Sydney 26Geelong 11Brisbane Lions 31Western Bulldogs 2Carlton 29Collingwood 9St Kilda 2Last Week 6SAM LANDSBERGER 108Richmond 12Hawthorn 18Sydney 32Geelong 11Brisbane Lions 18Melbourne 6Carlton 29Collingwood 20St Kilda 22Last Week 6TIM WATSON 108Fremantle 6Hawthorn 18Sydney 26Geelong 22Brisbane Lions 12Melbourne 12Carlton 18Collingwood 12West Coast 6Last Week 5LAUREN WOOD 108Fremantle 17Hawthorn 11Sydney 22Geelong 29Brisbane Lions 25Melbourne 19Carlton 13Collingwood 15St Kilda 7Last Week 7GLENN McFARLANE 107Fremantle 1Hawthorn 10Sydney 23Geelong 7Brisbane Lions 9Melbourne 7Carlton 24Collingwood 1St Kilda 12Last Week 6GERARD WHATELEY 106Fremantle 1Hawthorn 20Sydney 30Geelong 18Brisbane Lions 2Melbourne 8Carlton 36Collingwood 3St Kilda 6Last Week 5JON RALPH 105Fremantle 5Hawthorn 23Sydney 3Port Adelaide 4Brisbane Lions 4Melbourne 5Carlton 15Collingwood 2St Kilda 5Last Week 4MARK ROBINSON 105Fremantle 18North Melbourne 5Sydney 18Geelong 30Brisbane Lions 28Western Bulldogs 11Carlton 29Essendon 6St Kilda 20Last Week 7SIMEON THOMAS-WILSON 104Fremantle 6North Melbourne 6Sydney 31Geelong 18Brisbane Lions 16Melbourne 12Catlton 21Collingwood 6West Coast 10Last Week 5EBONY MARINOFF 102FremantleNorth MelbourneSydneyGeelongGold CoastMelbourneCarltonEssendonWest CoastLast Week 5LIZ WALSH 101Fremantle 6Hawthorn 21Sydney 31Geelong 16Brisbane Lions 18Melbourne 12Carlton 21Collingwood 12St Kilda 20Last Week 6MICK MALTHOUSE 100Fremantle 2Hawthorn 18Sydney 26Geelong 18Brisbane Lions 12Melbourne 16Carlton 21Collingwood 12St Kilda 15Last Week 5CHRIS CAVANAGH 99Fremantle 1Hawthorn 12Sydney 18Geelong 24Brisbane Lions 18Melbourne 12Carlton 24Collingwood 1St Kilda 1Last Week 6SALLY CAPP 98Fremantle 19North Melbourne 22Sydney 24Geelong 12Brisbane Lions 16Western Bulldogs 22Carlton 14Collingwood 32St Kilda 21Last Week 6JAMES HIRD 97Fremantle 6Hawthorn 10Sydney 15Geelong 11Brisbane Lions 15Melbourne 7GWS Giants 5Collingwood 11St Kilda 12Last Week 6MATT TURNER 97Fremantle 6Hawthorn 15Sydney 26Geelong 31Brisbane Lions 12Melbourne 16Carlton 21Collingwood 12West Coast 6Last Week 7DAVID KING 96Fremantle 5Hawthorn 10Sydney 20Geelong 20Brisbane Lions 30Melbourne 11Carlton 42Collingwood 22St Kilda 22Last Week 7KATH LOUGHNAN 96Fremantle 6Hawthorn 16Sydney 22Geelong 16Brisbane Lions 12Melbourne 18Carlton 21Collingwood 6St Kilda 15Last Week 5MICK McGUANE 96Richmond 2 Hawthorn 17Sydney 27Geelong 16Brisbane Lions 26Melbourne 19Carlton 17Collingwood 6St Kilda 12Last Week 6DERMOTT BRERETON 94Fremantle 6Hawthorn 16Sydney 15Geelong 20Brisbane Lions 12Melbourne 23Carlton 18Collingwood 12St Kilda 15Last Week 4SARAH JONES 94Richmond 1Hawthorn 10Sydney 14Geelong 3Gold Coast 4Melbourne 9Carlton 20Collingwood 10St Kilda 30Last Week 3GRAHAM CORNES 93Fremantle 6Hawthorn 18Sydney 31Port Adelaide 6Brisbane Lions 16Western Bulldogs 6Carlton 22Collingwood 12St Kilda 12Last Week 4CHLOE MOLLOY 87Fremantle Hawthorn Sydney GeelongGold Coast MelbourneCarlton CollingwoodSt KildaLast Week 3KISS OF DEATH 48Richmond 13North Melbourne 13Adelaide 13Port Adelaide 13Gold Coast 13Western Bulldogs 13GWS Giants 13Essendon 13West Coast 13Last Week 3Dees to welcome back gun onballer Russell Gould Melbourne superstar Clayton Oliver is “ready to go” and will return from a broken thumb in Saturday night’s showdown with the Western Bulldogs. Defender Jake Lever will be assessed on Friday after being cleared of structural damage to his shoulder, but Demons coach Simon Goodwin is positive he will also play. Goodwin revealed key forward Ben Brown would have to manage a knee issue for the rest of his career, having been put on light duties at training this week, but he is also likely to take on the Dogs. Oliver had a plate and pins inserted in his thumb and will miss just one match. Goodwin said the surgery would ensure the star onballer gets through the rest of 2022. Watch every blockbuster AFL match this weekend Live & Ad-Break Free In-Play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >“We’re really confident that with the plates and pins put in that will stand up for the rest of the season,” Goodwin said on Wednesday. “He wanted to get the surgery as quickly as possible. In the end I think the freshen up for him last week is going to do him well. “He’s done an incredible job to get himself right. He’s been in my office a fair bit the last four or five days telling me he’s ready to go.”