ROOKIE midfielder James Jordon will make his AFL debut against Fremantle on Saturday at the MCG.
The 22-year-old was told of the news following Melbourne’s training session at Casey Fields on Wednesday.
“It’s obviously very exciting. I am just over the moon that I will be able to go out there this weekend with a great group of boys and hopefully get the win,” Jordon told Melbourne Media.
“Gawny (Max Gawn) announced the news out in the middle of the ground. To have all the boys get around me and jump all over me was pretty cool and I am just excited for the weekend.”
After spending the 2020 season with the Demons in the Queensland hub, Jordon was excited to make his AFL debut in front of a home crowd at the MCG.
“It will be awesome, to have all the supporters and members back,” he said.
“They have been starved of footy for a while now and its exciting for them. I can’t wait to run out in front of them.”
Jordon displayed good form last year in the hub scratch matches and was pushing for AFL selection, before suffering a finger injury in August.
From Yarrawonga, Jordon was selected by Melbourne with pick No. 33 in the 2018 National Draft.
Following two seasons on the senior list, he was moved to the rookie list in December last year.