Charlie Dixon has been progressing well this week and remains a change to line up against Narrm. Image: AFL Photos.

YARTAPUULTI will take on an in-form Narrm outfit this Friday night at Adelaide Oval, with the home side hoping to record a seventh-straight win.

A couple of spots in the forward line could be up for grabs, with Todd Marshall in concussion protocols and Charlie Dixon facing a fitness test.

Marshall will sit out Round 10 after suffering a head knock, while Dixon is recovering from a quad strain, which forced him to withdraw from last Saturday’s game.

Senior coach Ken Hinkley was optimistic on Wednesday about Dixon’s condition though, expecting the 32-year-old to be back after resting over the weekend.

Fresh from signing a one-year contract extension on Tuesday, key forward Ollie Lord is likely to get another run, after making his AFL debut in Round 6.

Ruck selection is a key talking point this week, with Yartapuulti facing the formidable Narrm combination of Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy.

While Brynn Teakle has rucked in the last four AFL games, Scott Lycett has recovered from back soreness and played well in the SANFL on Sunday.

Coaches will need to decide between Teakle’s youthful energy and Lycett’s strength and experience, with the possibility of selecting both talls also on the table.

The coaches have plenty to ponder at the selection table as Yartapuutli prepares to take on the damaging Gawn-Grundy ruck combination. Image: AFL Photos.

Darcy Byrne-Jones suffered a gastro-like illness on Saturday morning and was a late withdrawal from the side’s win over North Melbourne, but Hinkley has confirmed Byrne-Jones will be fit and firing this week.

Tom Clurey was among the best players in the SANFL on Sunday and if the right spot opened up, could make his return to the top level.

The 29-year-old defender has played the last four rounds of state-league footy and has been at his mature and composed best.

Yartapuulti will name its side for Friday’s Round 10 match against Narrm at Adelaide Oval on Thursday evening at 5:50pm ACST.