COLLINGULLIE-Glenfield Park prime mover Nick Perryman is confident a fractured hand won't stop him being part of the Demons' finals charge, rating himself a chance to return as soon as Saturday's trip to Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes.
The injury, suffered in the round 14 win over Turvey Park, forced the Demons assistant coach to miss last week's loss to Leeton-Whitton after they had the bye the week before.
The slip-up against the Crows ended a strong run of form for Collingullie-Glenfield Park, who remain an outside chance of missing finals.
The Demons have arguably the toughest run home of any side before finals. To seal a top five berth they need to beat either Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes or Wagga Tigers in the final round, or hope Turvey Park loses against either the Tigers or Griffith.
"I'm seeing how it (hand) comes up on game day. It's a wait and see thing at the moment. I hope to get back as soon as possible," Perryman said.
"It's not ideal, I can't really predict it too much. It just blew up over the next couple of days which isn't a great result, but I feel like I'll be right to come back.
"I'm just letting it heal, just hopefully the next few days it feels better and I'll give it a crack, but it should be right I think."
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The Demons were right in the hunt for a top three berth but a poor first quarter in the 18-point loss to the resurgent Crows, where they conceded six goals to two, was costly.
They now face a Goannas outfit stinging from a poor loss to Turvey Park, just their second defeat of the year.
"We got a lot of learnings out of the Leeton game. These next couple of weeks we're going to see where we're at," Perryman said.
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