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Shez boost for Dragons

Bell Park co-coach Tim Sheringham. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

TIM Sheringham looks set to make a timely return from a hamstring injury for Bell Park’s crucial clash with fellow GFL finals contender St Mary’s.

The 32-year-old co-coach has been sidelined since the start of June with a hamstring injury suffered in the closing stages of the Round 7 loss to Newtown & Chilwell at Hamlyn Park.

However, the veteran of 208 games with the Dragons expects to be right to take on the in-form Saints.

“I trained fully last week and gave it an extra week, so I should be fine,” Sheringham said.

Sheringham, who is sharing the role with Shane Jack this year, has played just the five games so far in 2019.

He admits it’s been frustrating not being able to contribute on the field.

“I definitely think you can influence more games as a player and a coach, not just a coach,” he said.

“It has been frustrating, to be honest.”

The Dragons are still waiting to hear which of its VFL listed contingent it will have access to, including Luke Smith and Nik Rokahr, who both played in Geelong’s win over Frankston last week.

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Meanwhile, Ollie Lee is a chance to return from a concussion suffered against Leopold as South Barwon prepares to take on Grovedale at McDonald Reserve on Saturday.

Coach Dave Farrell will also consider bringing in James Syddall and Ben Lusby, who both made their return after a stint on the sidelines in the reserves last week.

South will need to make at least two changes, with Louis Herbert (heel) and Will Sexton (suspected ACL) expected to be sidelined.

Herbert is out of hospital, but the Swans say he will be reassessed next week.

Sexton underwent a scan on his knee on Tuesday night, with the club waiting for a full report on the extent of the damage.

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