For the second year in succession Strathfieldsaye has a grand final week selection quandary with young gun Bailey Henderson.
This time last year Henderson was battling a shoulder injury which eventually forced him to miss the grand final defeat to Eaglehawk.
This time Henderson could be called up by VFL club Richmond for Sunday's grand final against Williamstown.
Henderson was an emergency for last weekend's VFL preliminary final, which the Tigers won impressively against Port Melbourne.
Richmond's Jake Aarts, a former VFL player with the Bendigo Gold, was suspended for four matches at the VFL tribunal on Tuesday night, potentially opening the door for Henderson to force his way into the side.
Henderson played four games for the Tigers this season, with the last time he played against Essendon on August 17 where he had 13 possessions and took three marks.
He played well in the BFNL second semi-final, kicking two goals in the Storm's big win over Eaglehawk.
If Henderson is not selected by Richmond the Storm are unlikely to make a change to the team which thumped the Borough in the second semi.
If the Tigers do select Henderson then the Storm could replace him with one of their Pioneers-listed players in Riley Wilson or James Schischka or go down the more experienced path and select premiership player Lachlan Bonney.
All three players were named in Strathfieldsaye's best players in the reserves second semi-final win.
Harry Crone, the Storm's number one ruckman all season, looks set to remain in the reserves, with the club to back-in the more mobile combination of Will Wallace, Lachy Ratcliffe and Ben Lester.
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Storm coach Troy Coates put his senior and reserves playing groups through a sharp training session at the QEO on Tuesday night.
The Storm trained for little more than an hour with a heavy focus on ball movement.
Meanwhile, grand final opponent Eaglehawk has its own selection issues.
Skipper Brodie Collins has declared himself a certain starter despite suffering concussion in Saturday's four-point preliminary final win over Gisborne.
Sam Harper (hand) and Trent Bacon (hamstring) are likely to return for the grand final.
The two players to be dropped from Eaglehawk's preliminary final squad to make room for Harper and Bacon would most likely come from Tyler Miles, Ben Thompson and Justin Bateson.
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