Paracetamol will be a must at TSL selection tables in coming weeks as coaches brace for headaches over what to do with returning NAB League young guns.
North Launceston welcomed Rhyan Mansell back this week with Jackson Callow likely to follow, while Launceston could call on several names in the coming weeks.
Blues coach Mitch Thorp has already debuted Devils trio Isaac Chugg, Harvey Griffiths and Connor Riethoff this season and has plans to hand state combine invitee Jared Dakin his first senior guernsey of 2019.
"[Jared] is definitely a chance to play for us over the back end of the year," Thorp said.
"There's some scope now for the young Devils boys to play finals even if they haven't played throughout the year, so that's pretty exciting for us."
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The Devils will play at least once more this season, with a wildcard fixture in two weeks' time to make or break their finals hopes.
Thorp denied Devils returnees would unsettle TSL teams heading into September, suggesting their inclusion would add an extra element to the finals series.
"Having a competition where they can play 18 games, go to Melbourne and cut their teeth at the highest level, I think it's fantastic," he said.
We get a look at them for four or five games and they can play finals with us - it just caps off their season so I'm a big fan of it.
"I think some of the teams will get a bit stronger when those guys wrap up - there's a bit of footy left to be played in the year and there'll be some momentum swings, I've got no doubt."
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