Family ties: Nick Daicos to debut for Pies against Saints, as famous father did

Collingwood have confirmed that father-son recruit Nick Daicos will make his debut against St Kilda on Friday night at Marvel Stadium.

He will play his first game against the same opponent as his famous dad, Peter, who played his first game for Collingwood at Victoria Park in round four, 1979, a game the Magpies won by 178 points.

Exciting times: Nick Daicos will make his senior debut on Friday night against St Kilda.Credit:Getty Images

Nick will also join his brother Josh, who has already played 52 games for the Magpies and won a goal-of-the-year award.

Nick Daicos was taken with pick four in the 2021 national draft after Collingwood matched Gold Coast’s bid for the young star. He was the Magpies’ best player in their recent community series game against the Giants.

The whole club stood in a circle at the AIA Centre during training as rookie coach Craig McRae announced that Daicos would make his debut, with former Western Bulldog midfielder Patrick Lipinski also likely to play his first game for the club after crossing during the trade period.

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