Nick Eynaud will make his Canberra debut this weekend against the Brisbane Lions at Phillip Oval.
Crossing from the Sydney Swans Academy during the off-season, Eynaud was held out of the opening fortnight of the season due to a finger injury he sustained in the pre-season but returned through the AFL Canberra competition last month.
But with his injury troubles now behind him, the medium-sized will now get his chance to impress in his new colours alongside Jonathan Spina and Adam Kinasch, who both return to the NEAFL following injury.
Playing-coach Kade Klemke has been rested whilst Riley Budd and Donald Roberts will be sidelined through injury.
Canberra Demons (5th) v Brisbane Lions (1st) at Phillip Oval, 12pm
B: 35. T Highmore 2. A Paech 12. J Spina HB: 18. A Baker 29. B Halse 26. N Eynaud C: 25. S Martyn 6. A Smout 17. J Osborne HF: 16. M Hardie 4. A Bruce 27. R Pollock F: 24. H Carr 13. T Faul 9. J Powell R: 19. J Maynard 36. L Meline 8. M Maguire
Int: 15. K Evans 28. A Kinasch 23. G Richardson 21. M Vardanega 7. C Owen-Auburn*
Emg: 30. J Adamson 22. L Jamieson 1. I Taylor
In: 12. J Spina 26. N Eynaud 28. A Kinasch Out: 10. K Klemke (rested) 37. R Budd (injured) 14. D Roberts (injured)
New: 26. N Eynaud
*Denotes 23rd player
B: 20. C Cox 38. C Ballenden 40. J Payne HB: 22. M Hinge 41. M Eagles 18. N Robertson C: 4. R Bastinac 13. T Berry 3. A Christensen HF: 36. R Mathieson 21. S Skinner 28. L Taylor F: 51. K Coleman 47. T Fullarton 34. T Wooller R: 44. A Smith 1. B Keays 39. C Lyons
Int: 32. T Joyce 42. J Madden 45. C McFadyen 8. E Smith
Emg: 54. J Currie
In: 28. L Taylor 22. M Hinge
Out: 19. J Allison (AFL) 56. C Stackelberg (omitted) 33. Z Bailey (AFL)