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Bomber father/son to debut

  • Bomber father/son to debut

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 01: Jake Long (L) and his father Michael Long pose during an Essendon Bombers AFL press conference at True Value Solar Centre on December 1, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. The Essendon Football Club announced it will select Jake Long in Wednesdays NAB AFL Rookie Draft as a father-son recruit. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Essendon rookie Jake Long is set to make his debut this weekend against the Gold Coast Suns after being elevated off the rookie list. 

Long, the son of former Essendon champion and 1993 Norm Smith Medallist, Michael was drafted to the club back in 2014 after spending a number of years in the club's youth academy. 

The youngster comes into the side for the injured Courtenay Dempsey and is expected to play off the half back line where he has played the majority of the season in the VFL.

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