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Rabbitohs fullback Corey Allan.

Corey Allan happily admits he's no Latrell Mitchell but hopes he's shown enough to remain in South Sydney's line-up leading into the finals.

Allan had played just three games this season prior to replacing Mitchell at fullback in last Friday night's loss to Melbourne.

The 22-year-old produced 119 metres from 19 carries without really troubling the Storm defence.

The imminent return of Dane Gagai from a hamstring injury is expected to see either Allan, Jaxson Paulo or Steven Marsters miss out on a backline spot.

"You always feel pressure no matter where you play in the game," Allan said on Monday.

"I felt good with how I was under the ball but feel I have to start a bit more using my running game.

"It's big shoes to fill with Latrell but all I could do was go out and do my best and that's what I'll continue to do.

Souths' ‘social loafer’ to replace Latrell at fullback

"It was my fourth game playing this year so I'll get more comfortable with more games I play."

Allan is among many fringe players who have struggled to find game time this season following the cancellation of NSW's Canterbury Cup.

Labelled by Adam Reynolds as the "social loafer" last week, Allan said a couple more weeks in first grade will have him primed for the finals.

"I like to just do enough at training to get by," he said.

"I wish there were no extras for me but I always seem to be the one doing the extras at the end.

It's big shoes to fill with Latrell but all I could do was go out and do my best

Souths fullback Corey Allan

"It's been tough on the body [with no match conditioning] but it's the same with every club doing it."

Rabbitohs hooker Damien Cook liked what he saw from Allan as the side's spine looks to build a fresh combination with their fullback.

"I thought he did a great job, it was only his first game back and those boys in the squad that haven't played a lot of footy need to get their timing right," Cook said.

"It was a big game for his confidence on the weekend and moving forward for us it's just about holding the ball."

The seventh-placed Rabbitohs face a Wests Tigers outfit coming off a strong come-from-behind win against the Sea Eagles.

An all-important top-four finish now appears unlikely for South Sydney.

Cook said it was hard to gauge how important a top-four or top-six finish was given the peculiar circumstances of the season.

"Everyone is used to travelling around and adapting to the situations so not too much [difference]," he said.

"Obviously you just want to be in the finals and then anything is possible.

"We were aiming for the top four but I don't know how that sits now with some quality sides above us that keep winning and playing some good footy."

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