Finals footy appears to be coming at just the right time for GWS.
Having secured a home elimination final with Saturday's confidence-boosting 72-point AFL win over Gold Coast, Giants' coach Leon Cameron expects several big names to be back for the match.
Cameron said post-match Toby Greene (calf), Stephen Coniglio (knee), Jacob Hopper (hamstring), Brett Deledio (calf) and Nick Haynes (larynx) are all likely to push for selection in two weeks' time.
Some of those names may pick up crucial match fitness in the reserves next weekend but Cameron said he was wary about pitching in all his returning players for the do-or-die clash with either Essendon or the Western Bulldogs.
The Giants faced a similar problem last year when Greene, Deledio, Zac Williams and Matt de Boer returned from injury to play a role in a 49-point rout of crosstown rivals Sydney in an elimination final.
Cameron said he would draw on that experience in determining just who returns for this year's final.
"No doubt, out of those names, two or three of those guys, or four guys are going to be putting up their hand," Cameron said.
"We've just got to make sure we make that right call like we did last year."
Australian Associated Press