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In the mix: Who's pushing for selection in round 22?

It's a top of the table clash in Round 22 as the second-placed Lions host the Cats at the Gabba on Saturday afternoon. 

With a 16th straight victory in the NEAFL on Saturday, a number of players kept the pressure on the seniors, led by Rhys Mathieson with 31 touches and two goals and prolific midfielder Corey Lyons with 22, nine tackles and two goals.

No new problems. In fact, Tom Cutler (foot) is expected to come back to the NEAFL, leaving just first-year player Tom Joyce on the injury list.

Charlie Constable (41 disposals, two goals) burnt up the stat sheet in the VFL, prompting Chris Scott to concede how unlucky the youngster had been at selection. 

James Parsons (34) and Sam Simpson (28) were also busy, while Scott Selwood was the carryover emergency. 

Rhys Stanley (29 hitouts in the VFL) and Zac Smith (late out) will be pushing for a recall after Mark Blicavs was preferred as No.1 ruck.

Defender Mark O'Connor will need to prove his fitness after missing the past fortnight with a turf toe.

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