ROCHERLEA will try to extend its winning run to 12 matches when the NTFA division1 ladder leader and reigning premier takes on George Town in the penultimate round of roster matches tomorrow.
The suburban Tigers have been the dominant side during the home-and-away season - their only blemish a defeat to Bridgenorth in round 3 and a draw against Hillwood in round 5.
Alex Cadman will miss the rest of this season and the next with an ACL rupture and Lyndon Stubbs is out suspended.
"We're trying to go into the finals series with the best team we can put out there but unfortunately have lost those two," Rocherlea coach Andrew Philpott said.
Luke Praciak, Steven Mayne and Shaun Etchell should return.
Philpott said he had a lot of respect for George Town and expected a tough contest in the lead-up to finals.
The Saints could have four or five changes with coach Anthony Axton not wanting to risk players with niggling injuries with finals two weeks away.
"We really want to give them a run next week before finals so anyone who is not quite right we won't risk but we still want to play well and be competitive," he said.
Corey Burr, Daniel Newton and Kyel King will miss with Shaun Muller and Todd Crane rated 50-50 chances.
BRACKNELL will try to notch up its first win of the season against Hillwood at Bracknell.
Redlegs coach Josh Nunn said the game presented a good finals hit-out against one of the top sides.
"We've been off the mark against them the last two times - we've been in the game against them for two or three quarters then fallen away a bit so that gives us something to work on," he said.
"We'll probably experiment over the last two games and give some guys some roles and different positions because I don't think we can lose fifth spot."
The Redlegs have been affected by injuries to key players such as Matthew Bosworth and Josh Adams.
Nunn was hopeful of regaining Bosworth, Ben Phelps and Aiden Morris for the final round.
Adams faced a test on a calf injury.
BRIDGENORTH heads to Scottsdale after beating Hillwood in the mud last week.
Parrots coach Michael Bowden described it as his side's best game of the year with four or five players missing.
Leigh Blackwell returns from suspension with Steven Bowden, Luke Brockman and Nick Beams all coming back.
A win over the Magpies will sew up third spot, if Rocherlea beats George Town, and Bowden was confident having won in wet conditions at Scottsdale earlier in the season.
DELORAINE coach Brett Laskey wants a competitive showing from his side against Longford and will continue to blood some younger players.
The Tigers remain a mathematical chance to make finals but have to win their last two games.
Coach Matthew O'Donoghue said they remained focused on playing good football and expected to have Jake Price as a replacement for Sam Chugg.