LAUNCESTON hopes to have onballer Daniel Ellis and ruckman Jason Edwards available for its State League qualifying final against Burnie tomorrow after both missed the final roster match.
Ellis withdrew prior to the North Launceston game due to illness and Edwards had shoulder problems after it popped out in a previous game.
"We should go into the game with our side at full strength with Jason and Daniel most likely coming back into the side and we can't wait for Saturday to come - it's a pretty exciting time for the club," Launceston coach Brennan Savage said.
Savage was going to test his calf injury at training last night for a possible return with Edwards also facing a fitness test on his shoulder.
"Basically Jason and I will train a lot together tonight and basically whoever comes out of that in the best shape will most likely play.
"That's my thought process going forward but there's also the fact that we've got the double chance and when you're coming off a calf it is probably unlikely I'll play."
Burnie will be keen to make amends for its poor performance in last week's game against South Launceston. The Dockers had the luxury of adding former AFL star Russell Robertson to an already full-strength side.
Clarence takes on Lauderdale in the elimination final looking to bounce back from last week's big defeat at the hands of the Southern Bombers.
Coach Matthew Drury said the Roos would wait until after training last night to name their final team.
"We're still not 100 per cent sure on whether we will make any changes to the team," he said.
"I don't particularly want to make too many changes and I want to give those blokes a chance who played last week the chance to play again and use last weekend as motivation to get up and play well."
The Roos added Ben Ling, Wade Burgess, Charlie Riewoldt and Ryan Bailey to an extended interchange bench.
Lauderdale will be strengthened by the return of some key players and is expected to regain Damon Smith, Elijah Taylor, Kane Waller and Jack Siggins with Robbie McManus a 50-50 chance to return.
"They're some big inclusions but there are a couple who have to get through training but we should definitely have Waller, Taylor and Smith back and we'll see how the other two go at training," coach Darren Winter said.