Old Collegians have received a timely boost ahead of Saturday’s preliminary final against Kolora-Noorat.
The Warriors have confirmed utility Ben Rantall has overcome a knee injury to be fit to take on the Power.
He missed close to five weeks due to the “rare” injury but has completed full training for the last two weeks.
Coach Josh Reichman said he expected him to have an influence as the Warriors fight to book a grand final spot.
"He has been training well and he is raring to go and will make a big impact," he said
"He is quite versatile and he can play as a back-up ruck, on the wing, on the ball or up forward.
"So that will help in finals so we can throw him around a bit.
"For a majority of the year he has played back-up ruck so no doubt he will come into that role and might get in the midfield rotations."
Reichman said Rantall’s return meant he had to break the bad news to Nathan Wallace who was omitted to make room in the side.
He said it was unfortunate for Wallace tough calls had to be made in finals.
“Nath came up from the twos and we gave him a role and it was a good learning curve for him as we put him up against one of their better players,” he said.
"So it (reason for omission) is probably his inexperience. It was only his third senior game and first senior final.
“But he has been one of our biggest improvers over the year and got himself a couple of senior games.
“So hopefully he takes a lot from it and has a big pre-season to get in the mix again next year.”
Kolora-Noorat confirmed it had selected an “unchanged” line up as it prepares to fight for a spot in the grand final.
The Power also named an unchanged team on the Thursday night ahead of its round 18 encounter against the Warriors, only to make a long-list of changes in the next 48 hours.
It then recalled all of those players the following week for the qualifying final against Old Collegians.
Coach Danny Finn said it was ideal to go into any match with a settled team, particularly a final.
"We have had this squad for probably the last three games, the three finals, so it is good to have best possible squad available,” he said.
"We have had two really solid finals so we had a really light week on track and just lot of touch.
“The boys are pumped and ready for a big challenge and we are building nicely into our campaign.”
The Power comes into the preliminary final clash on the back of a 14-point win against Timboon Demons in Sunday’s semi-final.