REDAN has never been afraid to change the dynamic of its side during finals.
The L&H Lions have added Darcy Watchorn to the mix, while naming both ruckman Nick Bye and running defender Nathan Horbury for Sunday's first semi final against North Ballarat City.
Watchorn, a North Ballarat Roosters-listed player, kicked seven goals in Redan's reserve grade victory over Darley.
Bye and Horbury return from injury.
Redan co-coach Eammon Gill said the three players to miss out Adrian Meyer, Jesse Dundon and Blair Whelan were unlucky.
"Obviously having Bye and Horbury available, and Watchorn playing extremely well last weekend and kicking a bag, it came down to team balance and form," Gill said.
"It is extremely unlucky. All three boys are prepared to play a solid game on Sunday in the reserves. As we've seen before it doesn't take much for a player to turn it around and get back into the senior side.
"Of course it is effectively an elimination final so our seniors have to win."
North Ballarat City has its own selection issues relating to fitting more than 22 players into its final squad. The black-and-whites have elected to name an extended bench and finalise their team on the weekend.
Peach's North City coach Rob Waters said ruckman Tristan Cartledge, who has carried a hamstring injury and has been named on the extended interchange, will likely know on Saturday if he is playing.
Tyler George is one of four players added to the North City line-up. Kallen Young and Daniel Jones have also been named on the interchange but are all but certain to play.
PREDICTION: North Ballarat City by three points