ZAINE Cordy could earn a recall for the Western Bulldogs for Sunday's crucial clash against West Coast.
The Dogs will be forced to make at least two changes with defender Easton Wood and emerging talent Laitham Vandermeer both unavailable through hamstring injuries.
Cordy missed two games through a chest muscle injury but was overlooked for last Friday's loss against Geelong.
"Zaine came back after injury and played reasonably well last week (in a scratch match) so he'll be a candidate for that spot," Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said of who could replace Wood.
Vandermeer has lined up in every game since the competition restarted as a wingman and forward, but his hamstring has ruled him out for the rest of the home and away season.
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"He's a bit of a loss for us, Laith," Beveridge said.
"We'll bring a player in who can play a similar multidimensional role."
Ben Cavarra and Pat Lipinski loom likely as replacements for Vandermeer, while Fergus Greene's three goals in a scratch match could earn him his first senior game since round 23, 2018.
Midfielder Tom Liberatore "didn’t do a hell of a lot" in Friday's training session but should line up for the Bulldogs.
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"He (Liberatore) had a cross training session away from Surfers Paradise oval and he had a good session on Wednesday which was surprising because he did pull up a little bit ginger from the game," Beveridge said.
"We wouldn't take any risk with him, but the probability he plays on Sunday is close to 100 per cent."