Dual Bernie Naylor medallist Chad Jones and Subiaco premiership captain Aidan Parker will return in round two of the WAFL pre-season competition today.
Each missed round one. Parker and several Lions teammates attended a club clinic in Kalgoorlie and Jones was always going to be eased into what shapes as a long season for Claremont, including Foxtel Cup matches.
Parker will be a welcome addition in defence against last year's losing grand finalists East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval while Jones, the winner of the league's leading goal kicker award in 2009 and 2010, will boost the Tigers' forward line against East Perth at Medibank Stadium.
Each team opened with wins last weekend, Claremont beating Swan Districts by 22 points while the Royals outpointed co-tenants Subiaco by 17 points.
Despite East Perth being widely tipped as league improvers after entering into an alignment with West Coast, Claremont coach Marc Webb said he would be focused more on his own charges.
"It's tough to gauge the opposition in these pre-season games," Webb said.
"From my point of view we don't really assess East Perth too much and how they play. It's more about getting our own style of play down pat, trying players in different positions to see how they go.
"On the flip side, I guess Daws (East Perth coach Brian Dawson) will be doing the same thing and trying to get a gauge of where his players are at.
"It will be tough because I'm not too sure on the release of AFL players, how many we get and how many they get.
"The main focus on East Perth is whether they will be playing Eagles-style football and it will be interesting to see if the West Coast style filters down to East Perth."
In other round two games today, South Fremantle clash with West Perth and Perth host Swan Districts.
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