MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Dylan Shiel of the Bombers runs with the ball during the round five AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Fremantle Dockers at Marvel Stadium on April 17, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Essendon midfielder Dylan Shiel is in some doubt to face West Coast on Saturday night as he continues to nurse a foot injury.

Shiel was named on Thursday night to make his return after being a late withdrawal from the Bombers' Dreamtime clash last week with the same ailment, having failed a fitness test in the lead-up to the match.

The club stated earlier this week they were "hopeful" Shiel would be cleared fit to face the Eagles in Round 11, with more testing to come in the days prior to this weekend's matchup.

Shiel did not travel to Perth with the rest of his teammates, sparking some concerns over the midfielder's playing chances. Speaking to 9 News, Bombers football boss Josh Mahoney said there's still a call to make on his selection.

"He's ready to go, we'll probably keep having a look at him," Mahoney said.

"He missed last week's game, so we'll assess him. He's named in our team at the moment but we'll still make a decision on him later on."

Shiel was one of three inclusions for Scott's side, with forward Matt Guelfi and defender Jayden Laverde both returning from injury. The trio of inclusions saw Alwyn Davey Jnr (omitted), Kaine Baldwin (omitted) and Andrew Phillips (managed) removed from Essendon's lineup.

If Shiel is withdrawn from the team prior to the opening bounce, Scott will have Davey, Baldwin, Massimo D'Ambrosio or Nick Bryan on standby, with another emergency to be named as the tactical sub.

It is understood Scott also missed the team's flight over to Western Australia due to illness, however has taken a separate flight and will be present in the coaches box at Optus Stadium.

The Bombers and Eagles will clash at 7:40pm (AEST) on Saturday night as Essendon look to chalk up their sixth win and move into the top eight.