WFL - Stawell Westlift Warriors joint coach Jamie Solyom has warned his players to be prepared for a 'red hot' Horsham Diggers when the two teams clash at Horsham in the Wimmera Football League tomorrow.
Despite not having won a game this season, Solyom said the Diggers will be rating themselves a chance to score a breakthrough win and Warriors must be prepared.
"Obviously we need to get ourselves up for the game, we need to be prepared for what they are going to throw at us.
"I know we are a young team, but we do have a problem with concentration, the players will need to have their minds on the job tomorrow," Solyom said.
Warriors have just one injury worry. Onballer Toby Reid has been troubled with a hamstring injury in the latter part of the season. Young forward Sam Harbinson will also be available for selection this week.
Solyom said having the bye last week, the players worked hard to prepare for tomorrow's clash.
"They worked hard on the track on the Tuesday night and then worked hard again in a fitness session at the Leisure Complex on the Thursday night.
Solyom still has his concerns with Warriors forward structure.
"We need to lift up forward, we can only hope our forwards find form. They need to lead to space and work harder when they don't have the ball," he said.
Warriors will be looking for their consistent performers in onballer Tom Eckel, ruckman Shane Field and young defenders Jackson Dark and Zac Marrow to take it up to the Diggers.
Solyom said he was looking to Shane Field in the ruck to give Warriors first use of the ball.
"There is a chance we may also through Scotty Rathgeber into the ruck and Field down back at some stage."
Solyom said he was happy with the Warriors defence.
"We have had a settled back six and I think they have been going okay," he said.
The Diggers, like Warriors will be looking to their key players to turn the tide their way.
Damien Cameron is a standout for the Diggers, he can be used both on the ball and in defence.
Justin Garth is the Diggers heartbeat on the ball, while Kyle Chapple is dangerous up forward.
Solyom said his players need to take the game on tomorrow.
"We must play on when the opportunity arises and try to expose the Diggers. We have good skills and some quick players, but we do need to move the ball a lot better," he said.