Up-and-coming midfielder Rory Gill has been declared fighting fit to face South Warrnambool after an ankle niggle caused him to sit out the Hamilton Kangaroos' opening match last week.
The 17-year-old played 18 games for the club's top side last season after getting his first taste of senior Hampden league football in 2017.
Hamilton coach Matt Dunn said his side missed the teenager's grunt against reigning premiers Koroit.
"Rory is hard at the ball, which is something we really need through the middle of the ground," he said.
Dunn said Hamilton now had a healthy mix of youth and experience, with Gill joining the likes of forward target Darcy Russell in the Kangaroos' crop of developing players.
Russell, 22, crossed to Hamilton in 2018 after playing his junior football with Coleraine in the South West District league.
He made an immediate impact, finishing with 38 goals and the Hampden's league's rising star award in his first season.
"Darcy is a good, strong marker of the footy and a very important player in our side," Dunn said.
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