Ground: Central Park, Stawell, tomorrow, 2.20pm.
Umpires: A. Croke, H. Whiting and P. Hedt.
Last time they met: Round nine, 2013. Warrack Eagles 19.15 (129) d Stawell 9.10 (64).
THE equation is simple. If Warrack Eagles beat Stawell at Central Park tomorrow, third spot is theirs.
A loss will mean the Eagles slip to fourth and Horsham Saints, who have a bye at the weekend, move into the top three.
Coach Tim Inkster said the stakes were high and hoped his side came with the right mental attitude. "We've got everything to play for they've just got pride," he said.
"If we're off a little bit, we'll be in trouble like we were against Ararat."
Jarred Martin, who was Warrack's form player in the first half of the season, makes his long-awaited return from a foot injury. The classy on-baller has not played since round seven and will likely play on the wing or across half-back.
"We've got to find out before finals if he can play or not," Inkster said.
Stawell co-coach Shane Field believes the Warriors will take confidence out of last round's 40-point win over Horsham RSL Diggers.
"I think we're in for a good showdown at Stawell this weekend," he said.
"We kept with them for a couple of quarters at Warrack when we were depleted, so I think we've got a real shot."
Field said he was delighted with his side's improvement in the past month and would love to finish the season on a high.
Sam Harbinson, flu, is likely to return, while reserves players Brenton Potter, Mitchell Olafsen and Ryan Cullen were pushing for senior selection.