Running machine Jarrod Berry returns after another solid week in the VFL as he overcomes a calf complaint.
Berry was noted as one of the reserves’ best in their practice match against Gold Coast VFL last weekend, after the weekend’s regular season was put on hold due to COVID.
Callum Ah Chee is also back after sitting out last week for the birth of his first child with partner Laura.
The former 45-game Suns player will play only his third QClash in Lions colours, but seventh in total, so should find himself at ease in the Queensland derby.
He has proven to be an invaluable Mr Fixit since joining the Lions with his ability to play at either end of the ground and through the midfield.
The last time the two sides faced off on Queensland turf was a Gold Coast blood bath, with the Lions romping home to a 73 point victory at Carrara.
The Suns have been in solid form in recent weeks, winning against Richmond and GWS before pushing the Western Bulldogs last weekend.
In form Lions midfielder Zac Bailey says his side are excited by the challenge.
“They’ve got some players that are in really good form like Touk (Miller), and their team as a whole have been in good form… so it’ll be a really strong contest, but we’re going to be ready,” Bailey said.
And back to back losses at Metricon Stadium adds fuel to the fire for the Lions who will relish the return to their fortress at the Gabba.
“It was a pretty disappoint last few weeks, dropping out of the top four, but now we’ve got a real point to prove… we’ve got a lot to play for in the next couple weeks,” Bailey said.
“Most of our mistakes are fixable, we gave away a lot of opportunities down the other end, so we can fix it, but we need to be on form these next couple weeks.”