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At Selection – Preliminary Final

GEELONG has decided against making a like-for-like change for injured midfielder Brandan Parfitt ahead of Friday night’s preliminary final clash with Melbourne at Optus Stadium.

Defender Zach Guthrie, who started as the medical substitute in the semi-final win over the GWS Giants, has been named in the 22.

Shaun Higgins, Sam Simpson, Luke Dahlhaus and Darcy Fort are the emergencies for the Cats, with one of that quartet to be the medi-sub.

The Demons have replaced injured defender Joel Smith (hamstring) with experienced half-back Michael Hibberd.

Former captain Nathan Jones, forward Jake Melksham, and youngsters James Jordon and Kade Chandler are their emergencies.

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AFL FIRST PRELIMINARY FINAL

MELBOURNE (1st) vs. GEELONG (3rd)

OPTUS STADIUM – PERT

Friday, September 10, 7:50pm (AEST)