Myrtleford has recalled a former AFL player, an ex-VFL forward and the league's leading goalkicker for Saturday's home blockbuster against Lavington.
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Former Essendon and Greater Western Sydney's Kurt Aylett will play his first game back at Myrtleford in almost two months, while Tom Ellard is back after he missed the last game with illness.
Lachie Dale, who leads the race for the Doug Strang Medal with 46 goals, also returns after an ankle complaint forced him to miss the 19-point loss to Wangaratta.
Ellard sits sixth in the league goalkicking with 33 majors.
Aylett played four games with the Saints in June as part of his recovery from injury after joining Essendon's VFL.
He played with Saints' coach Jake Sharp last year at Werribee and nominated the North East club as his 'second' club, allowing him to play there when not at the Bombers.
Myrtleford's top three hopes could well rest on upsetting the ladder leaders.
With two rounds left, Lavington is staring at the minor premiership on 56 points, with Albury, Wangaratta and Myrtleford a win behind.
Albury has the best percentage (187.99) from the Pies (178.42) and Myrtleford (142.86).
Given the Saints play Albury in the final round, a loss would seemingly curtail their top three hopes.
Veteran Brad Murray still remains out with an abductor strain.
Meanwhile, Lavington's seasoned campaigner Matt Pendergast is also out with injury.
Pendergast injured his calf in his 300th game against North Albury a fortnight ago.
Tim Hanna will play his first game since June 29.
Elsewhere, Albury's Daniel Cross and Michael Duncan are back for Saturday's away clash to Wodonga Raiders, while Wangaratta has recalled three premiership players, including Nick Richards, for Sunday's home match against Wangaratta Rovers.