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Round 20 VFL squad: Experienced Tigers return

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22:  Liam McBean of Richmond kicks the ball during the round 19 VFL match between Collingwood and Richmond at Victoria Park on August 22, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Liam McBean of Richmond kicks the ball during the round 19 VFL match between Collingwood and Richmond at Victoria Park on August 22, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Experienced Richmond-listed players David Astbury, Matt Dea and Steven Morris return to the VFL squad for this weekend’s final home-and-away match.

The Tigers take on Essendon in their last game for the season, with Astbury and Dea returning after missing last week’s match, while Morris has been named in the squad after being omitted from the AFL team.

Tigers’ key forward Liam McBean heads into the game with 40 goals for the season so far, just one goal behind Port Melbourne’s Jordan Lisle and Box Hill’s Sam Grimley, in the race for the Frosty Miller Medal.

Richmond lost to Collingwood by 73 points last week, while the Bombers are looking to lock in a top four position heading into the finals.

Saturday’s game starts at 1pm, a few hours before the AFL match between Essendon and Richmond, which kicks off at 7.20pm at the MCG.

Regular game updates can be followed via the Richmond VFL Twitter account.

VFL Round 20 – Essendon v Richmond
Saturday August 29, 1pm
Windy Hill, Napier St, Essendon
$10 adults, $5 concession, kids under 15 are free - half price for Richmond FC members
Food and drink will be available

Richmond squad
B:            Jason Castagna, Todd Elton, Ed Barlow
HB:         Mat Dea, James Wall, Steve Morris
C:            Nick Mellington, Andrew McQualter, Nathan Gordon
HF:         Matt McDonough, David Astbury, Connor Menadue
F:            Dan Butler, Reece McKenzie, Liam McBean
R:            Shaun Hampson, Chris Knights, Matt Arnot
Int:         Tyson Kruse, Pat Contin, James Darke (23rd man), Ivan Soldo, Rian McGough, Jake Aarts, Ryan Gale, Luke Conca, Anthony Scott

Essendon squad
B:            Al. Browne, J. Langford, L. Dalgleish
HB:         T. Pears, J.Freezer, A. Hickey
C:            A. Heppell, A. Tipungwuti, L. Tardrew (23rd man)
HF:         D. Williss, J. Thompson, S. Edwards
F:            J. Polkinghorne, K. Langford, S. Heavyside
R:            I. Muller, J. Ashby, A. McLeod
Int:         K. Hardingham, E. Kavanagh, L.Byrne, D. Coghlan, B. McNiece, A. Steinberg, J. Schroder, J. Long, S. Taglibue