Gold Coast’s fixture crunch is about to begin, with Round 9 signalling the beginning of a 16-day period including four matches.
With no injuries from the Round 8 match against the Western Bulldogs, and coming off a 10-day break, the SUNS’ match committee must decide to make any changes based on form.
There are players knocking on the door with strong form in scratch matches, keeping the pressure on the AFL team to continue to perform.
Since returning from a hamstring injury, Anthony Miles has put up some strong numbers in recent scratch matches and is available for selection once again in the midfield.
Sean Lemmens is one who has been flagged by Senior Coach Stuart Dew as a potential inclusion in the last fortnight, with the small forward continuing to perform at a high level in the reserves.
Brayden Fiorini has been in and out of the senior team and could come back into consideration after a promising game against the Bulldogs reserves last week.
Corey Ellis was the senior emergency in Round 8 and could be in selection discussions again this week for the match against GWS.
If a change is desired in the key position stocks, Josh Corbett and Peter Wright are in the mix in the forward line while Caleb Graham and Jack Hombschhave proved to be a formidable backline duo in the scratch matches.
Meanwhile Jeremy Sharp and Sam Flanders continue to press for their AFL debuts and will be in the frame as the SUNS prepare for shorter recovery periods over the next month.