Lakes skipper Chris Adams will undergo a fitness test on Thursday to determine whether he will line up for the Seagulls against Macquarie at Peacock Field this weekend.
The two-time NSW Country player of the year, called up by the Newcastle Knights in 2016, has been sidelined for most of the season with a fractured wrist.
“Chris is going to see [sports doctor] Neil Halpin tomorrow so we’ll find out after that,” Lakes coach Dean Noonan said. “He could be cleared, but I’ll be erring on the side of caution.”
The 30-year-old hooker suffered the injury in round one, missed the next week and then failed to finish their third encounter on May 7.
Noonan said Adams’ return would be “ideal timing” with Luke Huth, who debuted at dummy-half last weekend, asked to play Knights’ under 20s on Sunday.
“He [Adams] would be very handy,” Noonan said.
“Macquarie will be a big test for us.”
Noonan said Casey Burgess would more than likely be the replacement No.9.