With Jack Bowes suffering a quad injury in the loss to GWS, Gold Coast’s match committee will be forced to make at least one change to the side this week.
Touk Miller looms as the most likely replacement if he can prove he has overcome his lingering heel complaint.
Veteran defender Jarrod Harbrow is also likely to be available after missing Round 11 with groin soreness.
In the NEAFL, Will Brodie continues to rack up plenty of the ball and could be another midfield option.
Key defender Jack Leslie has had a solid few weeks and could be called upon to combat the long reach of North Melbourne spearhead Ben Brown.
Callum Ah Chee has shown plenty of class in his return from a quad injury but may need to build up more match fitness before being considered for an AFL return.
Sam Day kicked two goals in the NEAFL on the weekend and could add more firepower in the forward line, while Corey Ellis has been consistent recently in defence.