Boom recruit Adam Treloar has given himself a big chance after appearing in a Western Bulldogs debut against his old team Collingwood, AFL Second Level Practice Game

Treloar struggled with persistent calf muscle tension during his first preseason with the Bulldogs since he was evicted from the Magpies during last year’s trading period

But the midfielder, who will turn 28 on Tuesday, did well ahead of the MCG blockbuster on Sept. March alleviated the fitness problems with an impressive performance for the reserves of the Bulldogs on Monday

Bulldogs trainer Luke Beveridge said Treloar did everything possible to recover from the setback

“Then we have to call if we can select him in a limited game time

“Based on his history he will be a consideration on a case-by-case basis as to whether we can get him through the training”

When Treloar first appeared in the tricolors, Treloar had around 20 departures and six clearances in two and a half quarters when the dogs took a big win over the Casey Demons

He now has 11 days to prove he can finish a full AFL-level game

“Physically, you want to be right and get into these games, especially at the start of the season, to make sure you’re in good shape,” said Treloar

“Today was a massive indicator to see where we were physically and I feel great

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“I could really have played the rest of the game, but I understand the minutes managed and the risk versus the reward

“A schedule will be drawn up for the rest of this week, and then I’ll keep my fingers crossed to play the game (on round one)”

Treloar added depth to a Bulldogs On Ball division that was already so strong that Josh Dunkley looked for midfield minutes during the trading period

Dunkley ultimately stayed with Whitten Oval and this season is supported by Treloar along with Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae, Tom Liberatore and Bailey Smith in midfield

The group has to turn around a lot through other positions and Treloar spent some time in the practice game between half forward and half backward

AFL regulars Jason Johannisen and Taylor Duryea also played in the second rate practice game after they were expelled from the senior team that faced Melbourne at Marvel Stadium

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