Fagan facing selection dilemma

16 October 2020 19:07:38 GMTPlus11

Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan faces a huge dilemma over whether or not to change a winning team for Saturday night's preliminary final against Geelong.

The Lions put in a tremendous display when beating the Richmond Tigers in the qualifying final last time out, and it would come as no surprise to most if Fagan went with the same line-up.

However speaking ahead of Saturday night's do-or-die clash, Fagan admits that midfielder Cam Ellis-Yolman is a possibility to come in.

That is because the Lions were beaten around the contest when they faced the Cats earlier in the season, and Fagan believes Ellis-Yolman, who has played eight games this season, could prevent it happening again.

A decision has yet to be made, but Fagan's team selection is not as straight forward as some may think.

"It's really hard to change the team that performed so well a couple of weeks ago, but there are some things we have to take into consideration," Fagan said on Friday morning.

"We had a few of our guys that night that didn't play to their capacity either and we think they've improved since then.

"That discussion about Cam is a realistic discussion, but there's a few others that are also important."

Geelong have heaps of experience in their ranks, and while the Lions cannot say the same, Fagan says their focus is elsewhere.

"If you start thinking about other things, I reckon that you probably play with a little more fear, we want to be fearless tomorrow so we'll just focus on the process," he added.

The Lions are priced at 87/100 to beat the Cats, who are 97/100.

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