Camperdown defender Daniel Seehusen returns for clash with South Warrnambool

HE'S BACK: Camperdown's Daniel Seehusen will play his first match for 2017.
HE'S BACK: Camperdown's Daniel Seehusen will play his first match for 2017.

CAMPERDOWN hopes reigning best-and-fairest winner Daniel Seehusen will become a more permanent fixture in its backline for the remainder of the season.

The star defender will play his first game for 2017 when the Magpies take on South Warrnambool at Friendly Societies’ Park on Saturday after work commitments on the Solomon Islands kept him away in the opening four rounds.

Camperdown initially expected only to have Seehusen for a handful of games, but an earlier return to the mainland means he can become a more regular presence.

“It’s really good to have him back … we should have him for the majority of the season after this,” Magpies coach Phil Carse said.

“Having said that, we won’t place too high expectations on him straight away.”

Charlie Bradshaw will make his return from an ankle injury for the clash, while Isaac Stephens (hamstring) and Luke Clarke (calf) will miss.