Melbourne are sweating on the fitness of star ruckman Max Gawn after he suffered a knee injury in the round eight win over St Kilda.
The Demons are priced at 13/8 to win the 2022 to AFL grand final and have started the season in fine style when winning their opening eight games.
However they could be missing Gawn for the next couple of games after he picked up a knee injury against the Saints.
Gawn says the injury is not that bad but he is still expected to sit out when the Demons travel to the West to take on the struggling Eagles this weekend.
"I hurt myself in the second quarter in a ruck contest with Paddy Ryder and then played out the game," Gawn told Nova radio.
"So it’s not that bad, I managed to play out the game. I did sit forward a lot, Luke Jackson did a lot of the ruck work in the second half, but I think I’m OK."
Jackson will get another chance to shine against the team that are looking to sign him. The Eagles want to lure him back to
Perth and are well aware he is out of contract at the end of the year.
However Melbourne are confident he will stay with the reigning premiers.
"He's a terrific young player," Demons coach Simon Goodwin said. "We're really confident with where that (negotiation) sits with him and I'm sure something will be done in the not too distant future."