IRISHMAN Martin Clarke is returning to Collingwood for another crack at the AFL after a two-year absence.
The Magpies reached an agreement with Greater Western Sydney on the first day of trade week that will send their first-round selection, pick 25, to GWS in exchange for Clarke and Victorian teenager Jamie Elliott, and GWS's fourth-round pick, No. 67.
Both players had been pre-listed by GWS.
Clarke, 23, played 46 games as a running defender with the Pies from 2007-09, after initially being plucked from Ireland in the 2006 rookie draft. He fell out of favour, with coach Mick Malthouse, and went home to play Gaelic football for County Down.
Elliott, 19, from Euroa, is a small forward who played for Murray Bushrangers and represented Victoria Country in the national under-18 titles this year.
Meanwhile, Collingwood dismissed suggestions that all-Australian Leon Davis would seek a trade back to his home town Perth.
Head of football Geoff Walsh said: ''He spoke with [coach] Nathan Buckley on the weekend and he has reconfirmed that he wants to stay and play with Collingwood.''