Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary says he's confident of having Robbie Farah, David Nofoaluma and Luke Garner all available for tomorrow night's clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs after the trio failed to return from their concussion tests in last week's win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The three Wests Tigers players — who were all named in Tuesday's team to take on the Bulldogs — have undergone the necessary protocols throughout the week with Cleary expecting them to be included for Friday's game against the Bulldogs as his side look to make it three wins in a row.
"It all looks good so far," Cleary enthused prior to the team's final training run on Thursday.
"They've gone through the protocols so it looks like they'll all be good."
After upset wins over the St. George-Illawarra Dragons and South Sydney Rabbitohs kept the team in the hunt for a finals finish, Cleary said he was happy with the way his side was building in the run home.
"The last couple of games have been good for us, just building some confidence," he said.
"It's a long season and it's hard every week. Every week is competitive and I don't think there's a team in the competition whose form doesn't change throughout the year and we're no different in that regard.
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"The two additions of Robbie [Farah] and Moses [Mbye] have been good for us in key positions and that seems to have been a real help for us and that's definitely helped us get back to what we were doing.
"I think we're asking a lot more questions with the ball lately and that helps everything," Cleary added.
"It helps our defence, because you're not constantly relying on it, and you're working over the opposition a bit more too. Having said that, I also think there's a lot more we can get better on too."
While dismissing the idea of Friday's game being any less tough for the side following their success this year against top four sides, Cleary was wary of the threat that the Bulldogs would present tomorrow.
"The Bulldogs are a really strong club and always have been," he said.
"Obviously they're going through a difficult time in their planning but they've been really competitive.
"They had a really strong win against Newcastle a few weeks ago and really should have beaten Canberra so they look like they're playing really tough, hard footy.
"They've got a lot of good players in that team, so it's definitely a big game for us in that regard."
See what Ivan Cleary had to say in full about this week's game in the video above!