Melbourne Storm centre Cheyse Blair has been in some form since replacing suspended Will Chambers, but could miss their Preliminary Final team at the expense of Chambers.
The two-try hero from last week's thrilling one-point win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs is facing the cut for their Prelim clash on Friday week, but states Chambers deserves to slot straight back in.
The 26-year-old was instrumental in helping the Storm get over the line, scoring a 74th minute try before five-eighth Cameron Munster sealed the win with a field goal.
Chambers has spent the last three weeks on the sidelines serving out a suspension for a dangerous crusher tackle, but Blair on Tuesday insists he has the right to come straight back into the team.
"I think Will probably deserves his position in this team - he's been here for a long time," Blair said.
"In saying that I will keep training hard to keep the coaches' eyes on me."
It's been a tough year for Blair whose 2017 season ended with a broken ankle in July, seeing him miss the Storm's Grand Final win over the Cowboys.
Since then, Blair's replacement Curtis Scott has cemented himself in the starting centre position after some very strong performances since donning the number four jersey.
Having only managed eight games in 2018, Blair said the thought of missing another Grand Final was driving him to impact the selection process.
"I'm still hurting from last year - I played the first 12-15 games and then broke my ankle and watched the team win the GF," Blair said.
"It's good for the club and I'm happy for all the boys but sometimes I wish that was me as well."
Meeting the winner of the Sharks v Panthers game at AAMI Park next Friday, the Storm looked to sharpen their skills at training before the match which will decide if they're to appear in their third consecutive Grand Final.
Ryley Jacks was today's first choice halfback as Jahrome Hughes and Brodie Croft, who was noticeably limping, sat out of Tuesday's training session.
Positive injury news for Melbourne as Nelson Asofa-Solomona looks to have recovered from an ankle injury which has kept him out for three weeks, and will be fit for the Storms Prelim.