Former Carlton defender Clem Smith’s rollercoaster ride continues after being dumped for Saturday’s away clash against Corowa-Rutherglen.
Smith has struggled to make an impact after ‘lobbing’ at the Hoppers, two months before the season.
The 22-year-old has been used in attack recently during his three games at senior level but, as the maximum six-pointer under the league’s player points, he has to star to hold his spot.
Richmond VFL player Shaun Mannagh is the big inclusion in a game where the Hoppers will start favourites.
North sits a win out of the top five, while the Roos have lost six straight after winning the first two matches.