Watts to line up for Melbourne in Sunday's game against West Coast

Melbourne's injury woes have not stretched to Jack Watts, with the midfielder-in-the-making named to play in Sunday's game against West Coast.

Watts was photographed wearing a compression bandage on his left calf during a training session this week, but football manager Josh Mahoney said he was in no doubt to line up against the Eagles.

Watts was Melbourne's standout player in the club's first-round loss to St Kilda, with coach Paul Roos planning to let him keep playing through the middle despite the absence of forward Mitch Clark, Chris Dawes and Jesse Hogan.

The Demons brought Sam Blease, Dean Kent and Michael Evans into their 25-player squad, dropping no-one as yet, while the Eagles dropped first-gamer Dom Sheed and named Josh Hill, Brad Sheppard, Scott Lycett and Brant Colledge on their extended bench.

Meanwhile, after sneaking into Sydney's round one side as a late replacement for Kieren Jack two weeks ago, Ryan O'Keefe has held his spot in the side.

O'Keefe will play against Collingwood on Saturday night, with Jack returning from a back problem and Tom Derickx picked to play his first game for the Swans after being delisted by Richmond at the end of last year.

Lewis Roberts-Thomson was ruled out with a groin injury, with Carlton recruit Jeremy Laidler dropped after the Swans' first-week loss to the Giants.

As expected, Collingwood named former Swan Jesse White to play his first game in black and white, but could not consider Ben Reid, who is on his way back from a calf injury.

Jarryd Blair was also named after some strong VFL form, with Ben Kennedy and Marty Clarke dropped.

North Melbourne stuck with the side beaten by Essendon last week, adding Levi Greenwood, Ben Jacobs and potential first-gamer Daniel Currie to its extended squad for Sunday's match against the also-winless Western Bulldogs.

Ryan Griffen, returning from a back injury, will captain the Dogs for the first time, with Liam Jones named for his first game this season after playing two VFL practice games and Lin Jong promoted from the rookie list.

Jong, elevated after Daniel Pearce's three month knee injury saw him moved to the long-term injury list, played his last senior game in the final round of 2012.

St Kilda's midfield has been bolstered by the return of Lenny Hayes and Leigh Montagna, after both veterans missed last week's win over Melbourne through suspension.

Draftee Jack Billings helped make way for the pair, while a groin injury saw running defender Jimmy Webster left out.

The Giants were forced to make three changes to the side that upset the Swans two weeks ago. With Rhys Palmer (hamstring), Phil Davis (kidney) and Dylan Shiel (quad) all missing, the Giants promoted Jacob Townsend, Lachie Plowman and Josh Kelly, their pick at No. 2 in last year's draft.

Fremantle dropped Lachie Neale for Nick Suban ahead of the Dockers' game against Gold Coast, with No. 5 draft pick Kade Kolodjashnij to debut and defender Rory Thompson in for his first game this year.

Geelong added Josh Walker, George Horlin-Smith and Jackson Sheringham to an otherwise unchanged squad for its game against Brisbane, while potential first-gamer Nick Robertson was one of four players added to the Lions' extended squad.

Alipate Carlile was added to the Port Adelaide side ahead of Saturday night's Showdown, the first to be played at the revamped Adelaide Oval.

He replaced youngster Tom Clurey, with the Crows dropping Brodie Martin and Jarryd Lyons for Brent Reilly and Richard Douglas, who has recovered well after requiring groin surgery following Adelaide's last pre-season game.

This story Watts to line up for Melbourne in Sunday's game against West Coast first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.