In the Mix

In the Mix – Who’s pushing for selection in Round 18?

NORWOOD suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of Centrals by 19-points at the Parade last Friday night.

Redlegs, Coach Jarrod Cotton could look to make a couple of changes at selection this week.

Norwood must defeat West Adelaide on Friday night to be guaranteed finals football in 2019.

Mac Bower racked up 28 disposals in the Reserves’ 16-point victory against the Dogs, while Sam Barnett starred in the forward line with four goals.

Defender Tom Forster put in a strong performance in his first game back from injury, finishing with 24 disposals, 12 marks and five inside 50’s.

Cam Ball (20 disposals), Sam Buckham (17) and Cody Szust (19) also continue to press their claims for a senior call-up.

Forward Luke Surman appears likely to return to football this weekend – after suffering a rib injury against South in Round 14 – but it remains unclear whether it will be in the League or Reserves.

Duo Brodie Carroll and Lachlan Charlton are also both expected to return after missing the past couple of matches with injury.

Norwood will name its final side on Thursday evening, ahead of another important clash with West Adelaide on Friday night at City Mazda Stadium.