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In the mix: Round 9

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Jarrod Witts (center) of the Suns talks to his team during the round eight AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Melbourne Demons at Metricon Stadium on May 11, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

There will be at least two forced changes to the team this week after the tight loss to Melbourne in Round 8.

Sean Lemmens has been ruled out for the next 6-8 weeks with an ankle injury after going down in the third quarter against Melbourne.

Senior Coach Stuart Dew also ruled out defender Pearce Hanley who has undergone surgery on a severely corked quad.

READ: Alpha Sport Injury Update – Round 9

Brayden Fiorini is a strong chance to return, being declared a test this week after missing last match with knee soreness.

Midfielder George Horlin-Smith was the emergency for Round 8 and is another who will be ready to return if needed. 

In the NEAFL, Ben King once again was a multiple goal-kicker, nailing three-straight, while Sam Day had two.

Jesse Joyce responded to his Round 8 omission with 23 disposals and seven marks in defence.

Jacob Dawson (26 disposals) and Will Brodie (34 disposals) were both also impressive in the NEAFL win.