PRESSURE for spots in Port Adelaide’s Showdown 42 team is high, with two players pushing their credentials at the selection table this week.
Hamish Hartlett will put up his hand to return to the Power line-up after being a late omission with illness on Sunday.
Jasper Pittard will also stake his claim for a recall if he can clear a fitness assessment this week.
The question for many will be: who goes out of Port’s team after two consecutive wins and an 89-point victory over Freo on Sunday?
Port Adelaide injury list as of Monday 3 April
Hamish Hartlett – illness (available)
Jasper Pittard – hamstring (assess)
Dougal Howard – knee (assess)
Angus Monfries – hamstring (3 weeks)
Port Adelaide’s last team (Round 2 v Fremantle)
FB: Darcy Byrne-Jones, Tom Clurey, Jack Hombsch
HB: Matthew Broadbent, Tom Jonas, Dan Houston
C: Brad Ebert, Ollie Wines, Jared Polec
HF: Powell-Pepper, Justin Westhoff, Chad Wingard
FF: Sam Gray, Charlie Dixon, Aaron Young
Foll: Paddy Ryder, Travis Boak, Robbie Gray
Interchange: Jackson Trengove, Jarman Impey, Karl Amon, Brett Eddy
The Crows will test big forward Josh Jenkins this week, while Jake Lever is also in the mix for the tri-colours after a solid SANFL showing last week. He had 18 touches and six marks against the Redlegs in that game.
Port Adelaide plays the Adelaide Crows at 7.10pm ACST on Saturday 8 April at the Adelaide Oval.
Adelaide Crows injury list as of Monday 3 April
Brad Crouch (hamstring) – Available
Josh Jenkins (ribs) – Test
Scott Thompson (corked adductor) – Test
Tom Doedee (knee) – 1 week
Kyle Cheney (hamstring) – 2 weeks
Alex Keath (hamstring) – 4 -6 weeks
Paul Seedsman (groin) – TBC
Ben Davis (foot) – Indefinite
Cam Ellis-Yolmen (knee) – Season
Adelaide Crows’ last team (Round 2 v Hawthorn)
FB: Rory Laird, Daniel Talia, Luke Brown
HB: Brodie Smith, Kyle Hartigan, Andy Otten
C: Rory Atkins, Matt Crouch, Charlie Cameron
HF: Tom Lynch, Mitch McGovern, Wayne Milera
FF: Josh Jenkins, Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts
Foll: Sam Jacobs, Richard Douglas, Rory Sloane
Interchange: Riley Knight, Jake Kelly, David Mackay, Curtly Hampton