Navarre back in business

Navarre Grasshoppers have had a week of rest and relaxation, but will be ready to go when they meet Avoca in round six of the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League.

Louis Hannett will make his return to the Navarre line up tomorrow.

Louis Hannett will make his return to the Navarre line up tomorrow.

Navarre has had a couple of light training sessions with limited numbers due to their high representation at interleague level.

Navarre had six players who played in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League's loss to Geelong District, but captain Louis Hannett is hopeful they will all be right to play this weekend.

"They haven't had the break like the rest of us have, but they all got through alright and will be ready to go against Avoca," Hannett said.

Navarre, up until last night hadn't had a full training session with everyone there, so it is expected that they may start slower than usual.

"We haven't trained together a whole lot since our last game so it might take us a while to fire up," Hannett said.

Avoca are yet to record their first win after starting the year off poorly.

Adrian Pilgrim is one player Navarre will have to watch as he is a big body who can move around the ground.

"Pilgrim is a good player for them in the ruck. He can go forward and he's not a bad kick at goal," Hannett said.

It is expected that Jayden Fowkes will get the job on Pilgrim but that could change this time tomorrow.

The match also marks the first time recruit Sam Kaye has played against his former club.

"I'd say that they might be a little physical on Kaye early just because it is his old club," Hannett said.

Generally Avoca have been pretty tough competition and if the conditions are wet it will certainly play into their hands.

Navarre will welcome back captain Hannett after he has spent several weeks on the sideline with a hamstring strain.

He will replace his brother Jesse in the midfield as he is unable to play with a shoulder injury.

"I've trained solidly for the last couple of weeks, so I'm ready to go," Hannett said.

"I was playing in the midfield before I got injured so hopefully I can slot back in there."

Navarre, who have won their first five games of the season, have slipped into a comfort zone in recent weeks and will look to step out of it this weekend.

Navarre will look to record another big win in front of their home crowd to keep their perfect record intact.


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