The Western Bulldogs are confident they have the depth to be able to cover the loss of forward line duo Aaron Naughton and Sam Lloyd.
Naughton (ankle) and Lloyd (collarbone) were unfortunate casualties of last Thursday night’s strong win over Sydney at the SCG.
With the pair set for a period of time on the sidelines, the opportunity presents for a number of Bulldogs who’ve been pressing their claims for selection on the training track.
The Club has held match simulation sessions in the past fortnight with North Melbourne and Collingwood, giving the playing list a chance to get some competitive football under their belt.
“I think the good thing for us at the moment is that we’ve got plenty of depth,” Dogs’ defender Hayden Crozier told Triple M.
“It’s not ideal with the VFL not going ahead, for the Footscray boys anyway…the boys have been performing well at the scratch match level.
“We’ve got talls like Josh Schache and Lewy Young, who played some good footy at the start of the year.
“Even for the small forward role, Cody Weightman has been training really well. Tory Dickson is an experienced head and knows how to kick a goal or two.
“There are definitely guys who can come in, and we’ll definitely back in whoever comes in to perform that role for the team.”
The Bulldogs will play North Melbourne in Round 5 this Saturday night at Marvel Stadium.