WEST Coast didn't think twice about recalling stars Jeremy McGovern, Luke Shuey, Jack Redden and Jamie Cripps for Saturday night's knockout final against Collingwood.

Coach Adam Simpson accepted there was some risk in bringing them all back off varying absences, but was more than comfortable doing so.

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McGovern (hamstring), Shuey (hamstrings) and Redden (thumb) return from injury setbacks, while Cripps is in for his first game since round 14 and the birth of his first child.

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Spearhead Josh Kennedy is also expected to take his place despite suffering a "pretty bad" rolled ankle in the last-start 15-point victory over North Melbourne.

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However, Simpson was less forthcoming about whether Lewis Jetta (calf) and Mark Hutchings (hamstring), who have also recovered, were part of his Saturday night plans.

"(Kennedy) trained fully on Wednesday night, so at this stage we have another captain's run today and he pulled up pretty well yesterday," Simpson said.

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"So if he gets through today we'll make a decision then, but we think he'll play.

"We've just given him every chance to recover … JK's got through these types of things before really easily, and we're anticipating that's going to happen, but we just want to make sure he pulls up well."

This will be the third final between the clubs since 2018, including that year's classic Grand Final.

Simpson dismissed pre-match suggestions they were "overwhelming favourites" – based off them playing at Optus Stadium and their round eight demolition of the Pies at the same venue.

"Collingwood beat us here last year and they've had a good couple of wins in the last few years as well," he said.

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"They've all been pretty close. The last time we played was a blowout, which we'll take if that happens, but we're anticipating a pretty fierce contest.

"But favouritism in finals – it's not really real, I don't reckon. It's more about two good sides going against each other with plenty of finals experience and I think it's going to be on all day."

Simpson made a point of highlighting the influence of Jordan De Goey and Scott Pendlebury, neither of whom played in the earlier encounter.