GOLD Coast could welcome back recruit Brandon Ellis for this week's clash with Adelaide as the Crows make their way to the Queensland hub.

Ellis missed the Suns' drought-breaking win over West Coast with a calf injury that he sustained during his training in isolation.

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The two-time Richmond premiership player was sidelined for the club's first win since round four last year, but could join co-captain David Swallow, who also missed the clash through suspension, in returning this week.

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It could provide some tough selection questions for the Suns – a dilemma they're pleased to have on their minds.

"The captain (Swallow) was knocking on the coach's door first thing this morning so obviously it's a good position to be in," Suns football manager Jon Haines said on Monday.

"Brandon's going to be really close, Dave will obviously come in. Sam Flanders and Izak Rankine are getting closer, Peter Wright and Josh Corbett performed well on the weekend so there's some good pressure for spots which is encouraging.

"It will be a difficult week at selection."

The Suns will likely head into this Sunday's meeting with the Crows at Metricon Stadium as favourites, and with a fit list Haines said the shift in selection issues was a positive step for the club.

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"Good footy clubs find themselves in that position, don't they?" Haines said.

"That's what we're striving to be. We're not there yet – we know that – but we feel like we're making good inroads and we feel the foundations are getting stronger so we look forward to selection this week because we've got real, genuine competition for spots which is something that we haven't had in the past.

"We're excited about that."