Injuries no real concern for Navarre

Navarre Coach Daniel Parkin is confident his team will be strong enough to beat Talbot. .

Navarre Coach Daniel Parkin is confident his team will be strong enough to beat Talbot. .

MCDFL - Navarre Grasshoppers are confident of their third consecutive win in as many weeks when they take on Talbot in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League tomorrow.

Navarre will return to their home ground after winning comfortably last week at Harcourt.

There will be one notable absence with skipper Louis Hannett to miss the next couple of weeks with a strained hamstring.

Ben Scott will also be unavailable and coach Daniel Parkin missed early training sessions this week with an injured foot.

Parkin is expected to play in tomorrow's match after getting through a fitness test last night.

Zach Parry will return to the line up after serving his suspension, being found guilty of striking against Lexton.

Despite injury concerns Parkin is still confident his team will be strong enough to beat Talbot.

"Talbot have had a couple of good results so far," Parkin said.

"As long as it isn't wet we should be okay.

"If it is wet which is expected to be the skills will drop off and it will be a much closer contest."

Parkin unlike many other clubs has done little recruiting in the off season and so far its paying off.

"Talbot have a few new recruits we will have to watch," Parkin said.

"Matthew Smith is one guy I've looked into a little bit.

"We will just play our game and if we have to reassess at quarter time we will."

Ash Driscoll has been in good form in recent weeks and continues to improve for the Grasshoppers.

"Ash just gets bigger and better each week," Parkin said.

Harley McKenny has also played a big role in the back pocket so far this season.

After spending most of the season in the reserves last year he has really taken his opportunity with both hands.

"So far I can't fault him," Parkin said.

"He has played two really strong games and his probably not far off cementing his spot."

Sam Robertson has also put his name up for senior selection after a strong game in the reserves last week.

Players to watch this weekend will be Brent Flood who is coming off his best game for the club.

If the weather does turn for the worse Flood's bigger body and strength at the contest will be influential on the scoreboard.

Navarre and Talbot will start at approximately 2.30pm at the Navarre Sports Complex.

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