Powerhouse forward Josh Porter will return to representative level on Saturday after a six-year absence.
Porter debuted as a teenager against Peninsula in 2013.
"I'm always interested in playing the highest level of footy I can and my dad (Chris) played a couple of rep games for the O and M and he spoke fondly of it," the 25-year-old said.
I'm always interested in playing the highest level of footy I can and my dad (Chris) played a couple of rep games for the O and M and he spoke fondly of it.Josh Porter
One of the league's biggest players at 196cms and 100kgs, the Wangaratta centre half-forward suffered a serious pectoral muscle injury late last year at VFL outfit Werribee.
"I tore it off the shoulder attachment, but I was lucky I was able to get in pretty quickly with Greg Hoy (orthopaedic surgeon) and I was in a sling for seven or eight weeks," Porter said.
"I was then overseas for a couple of months leading up to Christmas and was a little bit slow starting this year, but I've probably got back a bit of touch in the last few weeks."
The O and M will start underdogs against Mornington Peninsula Nepean at Rosebud.
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