Port Adelaide are set to welcome back star duo Tom Jonas and Robbie Gray for Saturday’s clash against Hawthorn.
Jonas has missed the last four games due to a calf strain, while Gray has been sidelined for three weeks with a broken hand.
Power coach Ken Hinkley was confident that the pair would get through training this week to put their hand up for selection.
“Certainly if both boys get through training, that’s the plan that they’ll be available,” he told SEN SA Breakfast.
“There wouldn’t be many AFL coaches that wouldn’t select them, so we’ll be selecting them based on them getting through the whole week of training, we do expect them to play this week.”
Hamish Hartlett (hamstring) could return through the SANFL this week, while Ryan Burton (hamstring) isn’t expected to miss too much time.
Hinkley also confirmed that Charlie Dixon (leg) and Ollie Wines (leg) were tracking in the right direction.
“Hammer’s (Hartlett) a sneaky chance to play some SANFL this week,” Hinkley said.
“Ryan Burton, he’s a sneaky chance this week so we won’t commit anything there, we’ll just wait and see how the week unfolds.”
“Charlie’s moving in the right direction for after the bye, Ollie’s probably the same.
Port were hoping to get Brad Ebert (concussion) back after their Round 12 bye.
“He’s in pretty good shape,” the Power coach said.
“We’re doing the right thing for Brad. He’s had all the tests done, all the scans done.
“My information back to me is that Brad, yes, has had some head knocks, he’s had some trauma but he’s also got a position now of full recovery, that’s his likely outcome in a week or two.
“I think Brad will play straight after the bye.”