Lyon has been a notable omission from the Sea Eagles line-up for the past two games in what is the 34-year-old’s last season in the NRL.

Manly struggled against Parramatta in last Friday night's 10-9 loss with Lyon’s superb kicking game from five-eighth set to be a welcomed addition against an in form Canterbury outfit.

The Northern Beaches club must win all four remaining matches to be any hope of making the finals.   

Dylan Walker shifts to centre.

Lewis Brown has been dropped to the bench at the expense of Blake Leary.

Addin Fonua-Blake will start in the front row, Martin Taupau at the back row with Nathan Green on the bench. 

Manly prop Nate Myles remains on the sidelines with injury. 

The Bulldogs have made no changes to the side which beat Newcastle 28-14 last week.