BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Josh Dunkley of the Bulldogs celebrates after kicking a goal during the round seven AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns at Mars Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Premiership midfielder Josh Dunkley will be a valuable addition to the Western Bulldogs side on Monday night as they aim to regroup from their humiliating defeat to Richmond.

Dunkley has not played since round 3 after battling ankle syndesmosis but will replace Matt Suckling who is expected to miss six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Dunks [Dunkley] will play, there will be at least one change there as you know Matty Suckling injured his hamstring,” Beveridge told the media on Sunday.

“Our boys have done an inconsistent job over the course of the year inside and out, but ‘Dunks’ is a really consistent player who continues to apply himself and he’s a strong example within our four walls of what we’re after.”

The Bulldogs sit seventh on the ladder ahead of their crucial clash against Port Adelaide on Monday night.