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Melbourne in the mix: Round 22

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Christian Salem of the Demons kicks during the round eight AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Melbourne Demons at Metricon Stadium on May 11, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Christian Salem of the Demons kicks during the round eight AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Melbourne Demons at Metricon Stadium on May 11, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Get them in: Defender Marty Hore looks a logical inclusion after another strong VFL performance, picking up a team-high 26 disposals, while Josh Wagner collected 22 himself and booted a couple of goals. In the ruck, Braydon Preuss racked up 75 hitouts and 21 disposals.

Under the pump: Thrown into the forward line, Oscar McDonald could be on the outer, unless the Demons want to persist with the young tall to see what he has to offer in attack.

Medical room: A left hamstring strain will see key backman Steven May miss the rest of the year.

Verdict: Hore for May.