Senior coach Luke Beveridge has flagged the possibility of three big inclusions for Sunday’s clash with St Kilda at Marvel Stadium.
Midfielder Tom Liberatore and defender Caleb Daniel will need to get through training to prove they have overcome knee and hamstring injuries respectively, while veteran defender Dale Morris is also in the mix.
Vice-captain Marcus Bontempelli will also more than likely be fit to play, according to Beveridge.
“We’re pretty confident (about Marcus),” Beveridge told reporters on Friday, as he also announced he had re-signed until 2023.
“It’s settled well, and because there’s no real instability there that just gives you confidence it’ll be okay.
“(Caleb and Tom) just need to get a good session today under their belt.
“If they get through, they’re most likely going to be playing on Sunday.”
The Bulldogs have their main training this morning, with decisions to be made on the final team for Sunday post-session.
For Morris to be included, Beveridge said a hard decision would need to be made at the selection table.
“Moz is definitely under consideration, he’s playing extremely well now at VFL level,” he said.
“The challenge now – it’s a good spot to be in – in that role that Dale plays, ordinarily he’s a walk-up start. Our backline’s playing pretty well and it’s difficult to omit any of those lads who have been performing those roles particularly well.”