The West Coast Eagles have gone for an even mix of youth and experience as they ponder the line-up for the blockbuster against Richmond at the MCG on Saturday.
In a game that will go some way towards determining the final composition of the top four, the third-placed Eagles have retained the 22 players who got the job done against Adelaide last Sunday and added four names for this clash.
Veteran midfielder Chris Masten and experienced ruckman Nathan Vardy have been named in a 26-man squad along with dashing defender Josh Rotham and exciting young forward Jarrod Cameron.
All four of those players have been selected on an extended bench with forwards Jake Waterman and Jack Petruccelle, defender Jackson Nelson and midfielder Mark Hutchings.
The team will be finalised tomorrow afternoon, around the time the club’s flight leaves for Melbourne.
Vardy enhanced his prospects of a recall with a three-goal haul for the WAFL Eagles, while Rotham has built a strong body of work in defence at the second tier.
Masten and Cameron were both rested last week.