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In the Mix: Who's a chance for Round 14?

Michael Whiting, Adam Curley AFL.com.au  June 20, 2017 12:48 PM

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AFL.com.au's Michael Whiting predicts an unchanged Brisbane Lions side for Saturday's match against the GWS Giants at the Gabba. 

Senior Coach Chris Fagan is unlikely to make many changes for Saturday's match against Greater Western Sydney after last week's competitive showing against Port Adelaide, with every player making a solid contribution. 

One man who put his name up though was young forward Josh Schache, who regained some form with five goals in the NEAFL to help the Lions thump the Southport Sharks by 150 points. Fagan may opt, however, to give Schache a couple more weeks in the NEAFL to build his confidence and fitness heading into the back half of the season. 

Rohan Bewick, Tom Bell and Cedric Cox also impressed at the lower level and will come into consideration.

Meanwhile, Adam Curley of AFL.com.au expects the Giants to make a couple of changes. 

Big man Rory Lobb could be available to take on the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Saturday after missing the past three matches with a groin injury. The exciting forward should come in if he can get through training this week without any mishaps.

With star midfielder Josh Kelly (hip) in doubt for the trip north, GWS academy product Jeremy Finlayson could be in line for his debut after continuing his outstanding form with 34 possessions in his last NEAFL outing before last week's bye, while veteran Tendai Mzungu and forward Daniel Lloyd are also a chance to be recalled.

Defender Nick Haynes and draftee Will Setterfield should make their returns this week after long stints on the sidelines. Haynes hasn't played since hurting a hamstring tendon against the Western Bulldogs in round six, while Setterfield has been missing since suffering a syndesmosis injury to his ankle in the NEAFL in round three. Both players are likely to play in the reserves on managed game time if they can prove their fitness during the week.

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