WESTERN Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is not opposed to giving almost his entire list a shot at playing a senior game this season.

With Callum Porter set to play his first senior game against Gold Coast on Thursday night, the Bulldogs will only have three players yet to make their debut left on the list.

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Beveridge says he won't be managing players with "any Nostradamus outlook" over the next few weeks, but expect to see a whole host of players get their chance with short turnarounds.

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"One of the things that's a really critical consideration is providing opportunities that if we need our whole list, everyone has had a taste," Beveridge said on Wednesday.

"We'll be looking for opportunities to play anyone who's going well in the scratch matches."

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Sam Lloyd and Billy Gowers are in the mix to return against the Suns, meaning the Dogs could have a handful of changes after last Friday's seven-goal win over Essendon.

Tom Liberatore has made an outstanding contribution over the past few games, but he is one of the players who could be managed over the coming weeks.

"He's (Liberatore) physically going okay, but he might be one of the players who might need a spell," Beveridge said.

"He'll have some ongoing management challenges with his knees, but he seems to be coping pretty well at the moment."

Thursday's prime-time clash between the Dogs and the Suns looms as an exciting clash, with Izak Rankine becoming a serious drawcard after just two career games for Gold Coast.

"He's a special player. I saw him play in the under 18 carnival and he got injured one game, but he had already kicked four halfway through the second quarter," Beveridge said of Rankine.

"He's a great finisher, he invents things and makes things up, and I think it's great for the game that Gold Coast Suns have got such an exciting prospect on their hands.

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"It’s a shame that young (Matt) Rowell isn't playing as well because you can imagine here and maybe even in broader Queensland the enthusiasm about the Suns outfit and what they may produce in the future."

The Bulldogs will face Richmond, Brisbane, Port Adelaide and Adelaide after round eight, and the Dogs are excited to test themselves against the top teams.

"There's a sense of adventure attached to the tight turnarounds and flying by the seat of our pants," Beveridge said.

With a packed schedule coming up, some coaches had hoped to see an extended interchange bench introduced, but Beveridge floated a different idea to the AFL to mitigate the risk of fatigue turning into additional injuries.

"What I put forward as a bit of a change-up was having two sub-type players that could only be introduced if there was a game-ending injury, include concussion in that as well," Beveridge said.

"With the proviso that any player who gets replaced couldn't play the next week, which would regulate the tactical or the underhandedness of what we might be up to."