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In the mix: Who's pushing for selection in Round 4?

The Brisbane Lions sit second on the ladder after Round 3, one of two teams that have started the season 3-0. 
AFL media take a look at who's in the mix for Round 4 to travel to Melbourne and take on Essendon at the MCG 

Brisbane
There's a host of players bashing the door down after a big round one NEAFL victory over the NT Thunder, led by Tom Cutler (22 touches and four goals) and Allen Christensen (34 disposals). 

First setback of the season for the senior team with Zac Bailey ruled out for at least a month with a hamstring injury.

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Essendon
A number of Bombers performed well in their comprehensive VFL win over Frankston. Mitch Brown (five goals) and James Stewart (four goals) are key forwards who could come in, while Mason Redman, ruckman Sam Draper and midfielders Kyle Langford and Dylan Clarke could all be considered.

The Bombers will lose Kobe Mutch and Shaun McKernan to their long-term hamstring tears. David Myers was a late withdrawal last week and could be available, while Cale Hooker is tipped to be ready for selection after missing the first three weeks with a calf injury.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs