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Nicholson, Clisby depart Demons

Mitch Clisby of the Demons in action during a Melbourne Demons training session at Gosch's Paddock, Melbourne on July 8, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Mitch Clisby of the Demons in action during a Melbourne Demons training session at Gosch's Paddock, Melbourne on July 8, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

MELBOURNE has delisted duo Daniel Nicholson and Mitch Clisby.

Nicholson played 32 matches from 2011-14, making his AFL debut in round 10, 2011 against Carlton at the MCG.

The 23-year-old was originally selected at No.14 in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft (held December 2010). He was then elevated to the senior list at the end of the 2011 season.

A strong runner and hard-working defender, Nicholson was recruited from East Point/St Pats Ballarat/University Blues.

Clisby played eight matches for Melbourne – all last season, after he was initially selected by the Demons at No.19 in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft in December 2012.

Originally from West Broken Hill/North Adelaide, Clisby showed some good signs in 2013, when he played every match from rounds 13 to 20, before he missed the final three rounds due to suspension.

The half-back played every match under former Melbourne coach Neil Craig, but did not add to his game tally this year.

Clisby was an emergency from rounds six to eight this year, before suffering a quadriceps injury from rounds nine to 14.

The Demons have now made three list changes, after dual Geelong premiership player Shannon Byrnes announced his retirement following a foot injury in July.

The first list lodgement for AFL clubs is October 31.