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Father-son prospect to make Collingwood debut


Collingwood father-son prospect Will Kelly will make his AFL debut against Hawthorn on Friday night.

Kelly’s inclusion is on the back of a three-goal performance in last week’s scratch match against Essendon

The young forward is the son of Magpies premiership player Craig Kelly and brother of Adelaide Crows defender Jake Kelly.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says Kelly “deserves the opportunity” to follow in his father’s footsteps and don the black and white jumper.

“Will has done really well over the last 18 months,” Buckley told reporters.

“His pre-season has been super since moving him forward late last year has been a good move.

“He’s got good size, moves around well, work rate through the roof and the young fella deserves the opportunity.”

Kelly, 19, was taken with pick No.29 in the 2018 draft.

Collingwood take on the Hawks under lights at Spotless Stadium in Sydney.


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