GOLDEN Square's build-up to another grand final appearance gained momentum at Tuesday night's training run at MyJet Oval.
The Bulldogs are at full-strength as they prepare to tackle Strathfieldsaye Storm in Saturday's fight for the Bendigo Advertiser premiership cup at the QEO.
Key forward Matthew O'Toole trained strongly in a short, sharp session.
O'Toole has been cleared of major damage to his ribs sustained in the second semi-final win against Strathfieldsaye.
Midfielder Josh Baird, who was sidelined for the second semi-final win because of a knee injury, is pressing for a recall.
Coach Rick Ladson and the selectors will face some tough calls later in the week as the Bulldogs chase a fifth consecutive senior premiership.
Grand final day for Golden Square includes the Jamie Hogan-coached reserves taking on Eaglehawk.
At Strathfieldsaye, fitness clouds hover over captain Shannon Geary and Kellan Smith.
Geary was troubled by a back injury and sat out the final quarter of Saturday night's preliminary final win against Eaglehawk.
The Darryl Wilson and Wayne Schultz-coached Storm will mark the club's first senior grand final appearance on Saturday.