Marrar coach Shane Lenon has revealed the Bombers are set to make two changes to their team for Saturday’s Farrer League grand final.
Marrar will welcome back forward John Hoey from a calf complaint, while Queensland recruit Curtis Allen will return from a hamstring injury.
Lenon confirmed the changes will be made, pending the two key Bombers getting through both training sessions this week.
“They will be certain starters, as long as they get through training this week,” Lenon said.
“They’ve obviously got to complete training and get through training unscathed but if they tick those two boxes then they’ll come into the side.”
Lenon said bringing two players back from injury for a grand final was not a concern.
“Not for mine, they’re both super fit,” he said.
“Obviously Johnny Hoey missed a bit of footy with a broken leg but he’s been back in full training and is really fit anyway.
“Curtis Allen is big on fitness and is one of the fittest blokes at the club.
“I have no concerns with them both playing.”
Allen has made a big impact in his short time at Marrar and will be a valuable addition to the Bombers’ midfield, while Hoey has kicked 23 goals from nine games.
Hoey sustained a fracture to his leg in June and missed seven weeks before returning and playing Marrar’s final three home and away games.
He injured his calf at training in the lead up to the second semi-final, while Allen tore his hamstring in the final round win over the Saints.
Shannon Williams has also been training for the past two weeks in a bid to declare his fitness after missing Marrar’s last two games with a knee injury.
The availability means Lenon faces some difficult decisions at the selection table on Thursday night.
“It’s always a tough thing when you’ve got to leave people out,” he said.
“From past experiences, if you don’t have depth and guys missing out then you don’t normally have success.
“It’s a good position to be in and the guys that miss out will help out our reserve grade and that’s a positive as well.”
In disappointing news for the Bombers, premiership player and former coach Jeremy Rowe injured his hamstring in Marrar’s reserve grade preliminary final win on Saturday.