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Four big inclusions for Queen's Birthday

Jake Lever will make his return on Monday. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Jake Lever will make his return on Monday. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

MELBOURNE will welcome back four big names in Round 12, with Steven May, Jake Lever, Christian Salem and Marty Hore all set to return.

The quartet will replace Jay Kennedy Harris, Oscar McDonald, Billy Stretch and Josh Wagner, who have been left out of the side to take on Collingwood at the MCG on Monday.

Stretch and Wagner will join this week’s emergency list, alongside Alex Neal-Bullen and Braydon Preuss.

The inclusions are set to provide a significant boost for the red and blue, with all four names eager to bring some much-needed structure to the Demons’ defence.  

Heading down back together for the first time at senior level, May (groin) and Lever (ACL and ankle) will make their long-awaited returns from injury, while Hore (calf) and Salem (illness) have also been declared fit following their late exclusions last weekend.

Monday’s match will again recognise Neale Daniher and Fight MND, with the Demons and Pies joining forces to raise funds and awareness for motor neurone disease.

To donate to help find a cure, head to fightmnd.org.au.

Check out the full team below: