Charlie Dixon and Travis Boak headline the potential inclusions for Port Adelaide in Round 7. Image: AFL Photos.

PORT ADELAIDE could welcome back the experience of Charlie Dixon and Travis Boak for Friday night’s Anzac Round clash with St Kilda.

Dixon was given the weekend off last week as part of a plan to manage his load across the season but according to forwards coach Chad Cornes, the 33-year-old is itching to get back on the park.

Boak has not played since suffering a back injury and being subbed out of the Round 3 win over Essendon.

After two weeks on the sidelines, the 35-year-old will need to train untroubled on Wednesday to be considered for selection.

There were some strong performances in the SANFL that may also give the selection committee food for thought when picking the team to play the Saints, including from Francis Evans and Dylan Wiliams.

Francis Evans' strong SANFL form should give selectors plenty to ponder leading into Round 7. Image: Brandon Hancock.

Playing on the ball and then going forward against Woodville-West Torrens, Evans got his hands dirty while also adding some polish in front of goals. He had a game-high eight tackles to go with his 20 disposals and added 2.2 on the scoreboard.

It backed up a strong showing against West Adelaide a week earlier when he had 22 possessions and two goals.

Williams won plenty of the ball patrolling across half back, finishing with 24 touches and nine marks as well as a game-high eight rebound 50s.

Ruck Dante Visentini battled hard all day against the experienced former Port Adelaide big man Jarrad Redden. Visentini had 28 hit-outs and four clearances as well as seven tackles, three marks and 14 disposals.

Port Adelaide will on Thursday evening name its side to tackle St Kilda.

Friday night’s game will be the 100th at AFL level for vice-captain Zak Butters. First bounce is at 7:10pm at Adelaide Oval.