Claremont's match committee is set to roll the dice and play captain Andrew Browne in Sunday's preliminary final against East Perth.
Browne missed the last two qualifying matches of the season and last Sunday's second semi- final loss to West Perth after dislocating a shoulder against Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval on August 18.
The inspirational defender would be a welcome inclusion for the Tigers, who must win to keep alive their chances of claiming three consecutive premierships.
Browne was a member of the Claremont side which won the grand final in 2011, but missed last year's decider due to a hamstring injury.
Coach Marc Webb said Browne had trained soundly during the week.
"We thought he was OK last week and it probably came down to Friday night where he said he wasn't 100 per cent confident," Web said yesterday.
"He did full training last night and full contact. He is confident and at the stage we are I'm 95 per cent sure that he will play this week."
Webb said Browne remained an integral part of Claremont's push for a third flag, a feat that was achieved under legendary coach John Leonard, starting in 1938.
"He's our captain, he's been in great form when we've had him this year and we will give him every chance," Webb said.
Browne notched 15 home- and-away games this season, averaging 22 possessions, four marks and two tackles a match.
His inclusion would be a much-needed boost for Claremont's back six, which battled to contain West Perth forwards in last week's second semifinal.
Only poor kicking (11.21) prevented a more lopsided victory by the Falcons, who dominated but wasted the ball in attack before emerging with a four-point win.East Perth are expected to make few changes to the side which overpowered Swan Districts by 28 points in the first semifinal at Steel Blue Oval.