Simpson coach Adam Courtney says injured premiership footballers are in contention to play against top-two sides Birregurra and South Colac after the bye.
Interleague midfielder and Tigers vice-captain Brenton de Jong is set to return from an injured knee, which has sidelined him since Simpson’s last encounter with the Saints in round four.
Courtney said key forward Nick Harding and ball-winner Mick Salmon were also a chance to feature in the matches after overcoming their injuries.
The third-placed Tigers will return from this weekend’s league bye to host ladder leader Birregurra and a red-hot Roos outfit, which have only lost one game between them this season.
Courtney said he hoped the brunt of Simpson’s injury woes was behind the team entering the back-half of its premiership defence.
“We should get Brenton de Jong, Nick Harding and Mick Salmon all back in for Birregurra,” he said.
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