WESTERN BULLDOGS ruckman Will Minson remains in the mix for selection, despite again missing the cut for the second week in a row.

The Bulldogs flew out for Sydney ahead of Saturday's clash with the Swans at the SCG, minus Minson who'll spend at least one more week in the VFL.

"Will played OK last week for Footscray and he knows as soon as there's an opportunity for him to come back in, we'll definitely consider him," coach Luke Beveridge told reporters at Melbourne Airport on Friday morning. 

"He went about it the right way," Beveridge said. 

"He accepts that there's competition for spots right across the board.

Minson was dropped by the Bulldogs after the round three thrashing by Hawthorn, and Beveridge’s men subsequently turned that result around with a surprise 57-point win over the undefeated Crows. 

"We saw last week (against Adelaide), with a little bit of a change in the way we went about things and the way we structured up that we had some positive effects,” Beveridge said.

"I've spoken to Will about that, and that that's not necessarily the way we go in every week. 

"He knows that week to week he is definitely part of the mix, and so he's just trying to put his best foot forward.” 

Jake Stringer boarded the flight, and was never in any doubt to play against the Swans, according to the club. 

The young forward was subbed out with a hamstring injury, after his six-goal haul in last weekend's win over the Adelaide Crows.

Beveridge indicated young defender Michael Talia would line up on Lance Franklin at times, but not for the whole game, 

"Michael has had a good start to the year, but there's some other challenges,” said Beveridge.

Among those challenges is veteran Adam Goodes, who has been named to return for the Swans after two weeks in the NEAFL.