West Coast coach Adam Simpson is promising a look into the club's AFL future against Essendon.
The Eagles will have to experiment with their forward line against the Bombers on Tuesday night with Josh Kennedy (concussion) ruled out of the Gabba clash.
With fellow premiership-winning forward Jamie Cripps also unavailable having flown home to Perth ahead of the birth of his first child, Simpson admits the Eagles' will be a different-looking team for the round 15 match.
"It'll be a bit of a different looking forward line obviously without Willie (Rioli) and (Daniel) Venables and Kennedy and Crippa," Simpson said.
"We might have to play a few players in different positions this week. We'll still have a strong side and we're still confident we can perform at our best.
"... so they'll be probably a little glimpse of the future, which I think our fans love to see and we like getting some kids in our side."
Oscar Allen will return after being overlooked for last week's loss to Richmond while premiership player Lewis Jetta has been picked for his first match since the Eagles' round four loss to Port Adelaide.
Midfielder Jack Redden has overcome an adductor issue, while young forward Nic Reid and Jarrod Brander have been dropped.
Superstar Nic Naitanui won't be taking a break either with Simpson confirming the ruckman had pulled up well following the Tigers match.
Simpson is also keeping one eye on the Bombers' forward line after the game-winning return by Joe Daniher in last week's come-from-behind victory over Hawthorn.
Daniher finished with 10 marks and three goals from his first match in 467 days against the Hawks, a performance that drew praise from Simpson.
"He's touched us up before. I think it was Etihad a of couple years ago, he had a really good day, and that was probably the last time we all saw him," Simpson said.
"It's great to see him playing, to be honest and to see the really good players of the game perform at their best.
"Good for the competition he's playing, not great for us."
The Bombers have been given a major boost for the second game in a row with skipper Dyson Heppell to play his first match since fracturing his ankle in round two
Key defender Michael Hurley has also been cleared to play after being a late withdrawal against Hawthorn.
Essendon have dropped wingman Brayden Ham, defender Mason Redman and ruckman Andrew Phillips, with young tall Sam Draper recalled.