In the meantime Lachie Hunter could possibly be closing in on a return to senior soccer after taking a break from the game with personal issues.
Hunter has remained within the Canine’ Queensland hub and has been joined by a beloved one.
“Maddie’s up now, which is nice, Lachie’s fiancee,” Canine coach Luke Beveridge mentioned.
“They did have plans to get married – I am unsure how that sits on this COVID-19 world in the mean time.
“He’ll play within the scratch match immediately … in order that’ll be good for him. And we’ll see how he comes via over the course of the following week or two and work out whether or not he is thought-about to come back again into the AFL staff.”
Hunter had an ankle damage scare within the scratch match however returned to the sector quickly after.
In additional welcome information for the Canine, key ahead Aaron Naughton may return from damage in subsequent Saturday night time’s assembly with the Brisbane Lions on the Gabba.
Beveridge mentioned Dunkley’s return was very welcome.
“[He] is only a nice staff participant. An amazing teammate. He does every part proper within the recreation – he works his bottom off … and he reads the sport actually early,” Beveridge mentioned.
“He is sturdy and laborious in tight, and he actually will get out. Our boys have executed an inconsistent job over the course of the yr inside and outside, however Dunks is a very constant participant who continues to use himself. And he is a shining instance inside our 4 partitions of what we’re after.”
Daniel is an Age sports activities reporter