Navarre look for winning return

Navarre will look to return from the break with a win when they take on Dunolly in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League tomorrow.

Navarre will be looking to make a return to the winner's list.

Navarre will be looking to make a return to the winner's list.

Assistant coach Brent Flood said Navarre was in the dark as to how Dunolly was shaping up, but based on their results, they won't be as easy as people are suggesting.

"We are unsure how will line up," Flood said.

"I'm under the impression they have added some players from the Bendigo league, but are yet to set the world on fire."

With little expectations Navarre will do what they have been doing week in and week out and that is to play their own brand of football.

"We need to make sure the game is played on our terms," Flood said.

"We can't afford for the game to get too scrappy."

The Queen's Birthday break came at a good time for some players to rest their sore bodies, but Flood said it was ideal.

"It is never ideal to have two breaks that close to each other," Flood said.

"In football, momentum is a big thing and having a break sometimes takes that away from you. It is nice to freshen up sore bodies and niggling injuries though."

Among those injured players is Flood, who trained last night, but has ruled himself out of playing tomorrow.

Flood suffered a dislocated elbow in the 99 point win over Avoca and if he injures it again so soon, ligament damage could cause havoc.

Bill Parry will also miss after he broke his wrist in the same match.

The inclusions at this stage are unknown, but Flood, alongside coach Daniel Parkin ,will look to reward the juniors for their form and effort so far this season.

"There are probably three or four young players that could come up," Flood said.

"Whether they have been playing good football in the reserves or in the juniors they have earned their crack."

Flood touched on how important the reserves and juniors have been this year, due to a relatively high injury count.

"It is great to have so much depth in the club," Flood said.

"The more exposure these younger blokes get to senior football the better the club will be."

Navarre will want to put a four quarter effort in against Dunolly with no lapses.

"We often have just one quarter where we kick a couple and they kick two or three. We don't want that this weekend," Flood said.

Even though Navarre is winning and winning comfortably, they still look to improve each week. It is important that they win tomorrow and get through the game injury free.


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