GOLD Coast will have its full squad training next Monday when No.5 draft pick Mac Andrew and former Geelong midfielder Charlie Constable join their new team earlier than expected.

With Queensland's border currently shut to Victoria due to COVID-19 concerns, Andrew and Constable were originally scheduled to stay in Melbourne until after the New Year.

However, following the Queensland government's announcement its border would open on December 13, the duo has a small window to meet their new teammates and coaches prior to Christmas.

Gold Coast will split for its Christmas break following training next Wednesday, giving them a touch over 48 hours to break the ice.

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The arrivals should complete a successful small block of training for the Suns, with co-captain Jarrod Witts taking another step to a likely round one return following a strong training session on Wednesday morning.

Witts, who ruptured his ACL early last season, completed a solid 90-minute hit-out in steamy conditions at Carrara to show his fitness is all the way back.

Chairman Tony Cochrane was an interested onlooker for a small part of the session and would have been impressed with the work of Rory Atkins.

Atkins, who headed to the Suns from Adelaide 12 months ago, is vastly fitter than last season and ran strongly alongside noted endurance runners Elijah Hollands and Jeremy Sharp.

Former Blue Levi Casboult, taken in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, also moved well in some contested work between forwards and backs.

Rory Thompson, who hasn't played since 2018 and is recovering from a ruptured ACL, is also not far from full fitness.

Levi Casboult at Suns training on December 6, 2021. Picture: @GoldCoastSuns Twitter