Lake Wendouree has regained exciting forward Nathan Pring for its Ballarat Football League qualifying final clash with Bacchus Marsh at the Eastern Oval on Saturday.
Pring has not played since round nine on June 18, when he suffered a lower leg injury against East Point.
He had been the most potent running forward in the competition up to the setback, having been prominent for the BFL against Western Region in the AFL Victoria Community Championships in May.
Lakers coach Gavin Webb said midweek that Pring was a chance to make his return in the first week of finals.
Pring is one of three changes made by Lake Wendouree to the line-up which defeated Bacchus Marsh by three points on Saturday.
Versatile tall Tanner Robertson and Isaac Kirby also return at the expense of Eamonn McCluskey, Dan Mahony and Tanna Blackney-Noter.
Bacchus Marsh has named an unchanged team, with key forward Cam Richardson being selected despite struggling with leg/hip problems at the weekend.
Redan’s Nick Sullivan has been given the all clear by the AFL Goldfields tribunal to play against North Ballarat City in an elimination final at the Eastern Oval on Sunday.
The tribunal reprimanded Sullivan after he was referred to it by the match review panel for having engaged in rough conduct.
Redan has recalled veteran tall Leigh Ryall for the cut-throat match.
Ryall has been managed throughout the season, playing just the 10 games, but remains a vital component as a back-up to young ruckman Matt Cullinan and sometimes hit-up forward.
Jacob Short was the unlucky player to make way for Ryall.
North Ballarat City has regained midfielder Daniel Kilpatrick after being unavailable with work commitments.
Keenan George remains on the sidelines with a hamstring strain, but is likely to be fit for the second week of finals if City gets over Redan.
Sunbury has bolstered its stocks with three significant inclusions for its elimination final against Darley at Darley on Saturday.
Grant Valles returns after missing two matches with a dislocated finger, suffered against Melton South.
Valles adds plenty of versatility to the Lions, with his ability to play at either end of the ground, and on the ball if necessary.
Ben McInneny and Andrew Duhau are back after being a week’s rest for the Darley game.
Darley has gone with the same combination which lost to Sunbury, with youngster Zac Butters and goalkicker Dane Grenfell being named despite being under injury clouds.
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