Richmond will regain two key players for their Anzac Day eve clash with Melbourne on Wednesday night.

Former captain Dylan Grimes and midfielder Jacob Hopper will both return from injury following the club's Round 6 bye, which came at a crucial time for the 1-5 Tigers.

Hopper's return to Yze's midfield group comes at a time of need for the new coach, who is currently without Tim Taranto, Dion Prestia and Jack Ross for the coming weeks at least.

The Tigers have managed to blood some youthful talent through the middle of the field in their absence, with Yze "blessed" to have Hopper return to bring experience and leadership to the group.

"Dylan and Jacob are gonna play which is awesome. To get some leaders of our footy club back in there, not only with their experience but to just help with our organisation," Yze said on Tuesday.

"They've both been really frustrated that they haven't been able to get out on the field and obviously play the game they love.

"It'll help our young players out, so to have them out on the field this weekend... It's just going to be really nice for our footy club.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Jacob Hopper of the Tigers is congratulated by team mates after kicking a goal during the round six AFL match between Melbourne Demons and Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground, on April 24, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

"[Melbourne] are really potent around stoppage, led by their captain. We're really blessed that Jacob Hopper is back this week, that's going to help.

"We've been decimated within our midfield group. Guys are getting an opportunity, but to have Hopper come back with his leadership... that just flows through our footy club.

"He had a terrific week on the track. We've obviously worked a lot on our stoppage, we weren't happy with the way that we performed around stoppage and clearance last week, we got smashed in that area. We've done a lot of work with our midfielders."

The Tigers could also call on young flanker Sam Banks for the clash with Melbourne following Jayden Short's recent calf injury.

Banks was joined by fringe ruckman Sam Naismith in taking part in Richmond's captain's run ahead of Round 7, with both players not part of the side that suffered defeat to West Coast in their last game.

Young ruck-forward Samson Ryan will likely spend another week at VFL level despite his four-goal performance against Werribee, with Yze to potentially prioritise forwards Jacob Koschitzke and Mykelti Lefau, as well as Naismith, against the Demons.

Ryan is continuing to press his case for a recall however, with Yze pleased with the 23-year-old response at the state league level.

"He's pushing a strong case," Yze said.

"So all of those discussions around our height in our front end, whether we go two rucks, things like that, that's going to be finalised today.

"He's in good form, which is exactly what we want from Samson, he's really enjoying his footy, he's getting really close to selection."

Richmond will name their 23-man side for Round 7 at 6:20pm (AEST) on Tuesday evening.