STRATHFIELDSAYE captain Shannon Geary and Kellan Smith are in a race against time to prove their fitness for Saturday's BFNL grand final.
Geary is battling a sciatic nerve problem, while fellow on-baller Smith injured a hamstring tendon in the Storm's eight-point second semi-final loss to Square.
Storm coach Darryl Wilson said both players are fighting to prove their fitness, but won't be risked if there's any doubt after Thursday night's training.
"We’re not going in with injured blokes. If it’s restricted at all neither will play," Wilson said.
"They’ve got to get through the session Thursday, we’ll make the call Friday morning with our team so all the players are aware.
"Knowing Shannon you’re tipping towards (him) playing, knowing who he is and what he’s about. Actually, that goes for both guys.
"I’m tipping more towards they’ll be available."
Meanwhile, Golden Square coach Rick Ladson faces a selection dilemma of his own.
Ladson expects to have a full-strength squad to choose from as the Bulldogs chase a fifth-straight flag.
Key forward Matt O'Toole is on the comeback trail from a rib injury suffered in the second semi-final, while Josh Baird has recovered from a knee issue which kept him out of that match.
"Matt’s come up really well, he trained Saturday morning and thankfully got the all-clear with his x-rays straight after the game last week," Ladson said.
"We just booked him in for precautionary scans just to make sure that everything was alright through an MRI and that’s come up really well too, so it’s a very positive outlook.
"From the last game Josh Baird missed through injury so he’s one that’s come up really well too, so he’ll be available too.
"There’s a few sore bodies, but I don’t think anyone’s really doubtful at this stage."