GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Josh Bruce of the Saints in action during the round 17 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the St Kilda Saints at GMHBA Stadium on July 13, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/AFL Photos via Getty Images )

The Western Bulldogs are daring to believe they can obtain the services of trade targets Josh Bruce, Jack Martin and Alex Keath as the Dogs look to bolster their line-up for the 2020 season and compete on the games biggest stage for a number of years.

The Dogs are about to head into an elimination final this weekend against the GWS Giants, but are working hard out of the spotlight to make deals to make the team better.

Gold Coast mid-forward Jack Martin met with the Bulldogs this week, but is also of interest to Carlton and will make a decision on where he wants to play during his current holiday.

Adelaide Crows intercept defender Alex Keath will most likely decide between the Crows and the Dogs, and could potentially slide into a Dogs’ defence next to Zaine Cordy and fellow intercept marking backman, Easton Wood.

St Kilda’s Josh Bruce has also been offered a long-term deal by the Dogs, and would form a great partnership with young-gun Aaron Naughton as the grunt big man to free up Naughton.

The Dogs have the cap space available and are in the market to make a splash to further improve the team going forward.