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Team Announcement: Round 5

Senior Coach Chris Fagan has named an unchanged team to take on Collingwood tomorrow night in the Easter Thursday clash.

Lachie Neale, who sits top of the AFL statistics for possessions with 155 this year, has been named in the centreline, alongside Jarrod Berry and Hugh McCluggage.

Allen Christensen and Nick Robertson have retained their spot after last week and have been named on the bench, alongside Josh Walker and Rhys Mathieson.

Ben Keays, Connor Ballenden, Noah Answerth and Archie Smith have been named as emergencies.

For many of the Lions group this will be the first time they have played in front of a packed house on a Thursday night.

Fagan said the boys will not be overawed as they have become accustomed to a raucous crowd this season.

“We’ve been pretty used to having a loud crowd here all year,” he said.

“It’s been very Lions biased and I think that will be the case tomorrow night.”

Fagan is confident his men can retaliate after a disappointing loss to the Bombers last round.

“It’s all about your ability to respond to whatever happens to you the previous week,” he said.

“Learn from whatever happened the week before and come out a better team the next week.

“That’s how we’ve approached this week which is no different to the other previous weeks.”

Earlier in the day Fagan announced the Lions had reached 26,000 members for the 2019 season so far. This is the highest number of members since the 2010 season.

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