Redbacks prepare for away game
FOR the first time this season the Redbacks will play away from the safety of Slade Park.
They will travel to Harristown Park to lock horns with the South Toowoomba Bombers.
During the past few seasons the Bombers have had the wood on the Redbacks.
In fact of all the away venues, particularly at their home ground, Harristown holds the worst win/loss record for the club. They have never won there.
The combination of Keith Webb, Tom Zilm, Shai Clement and Mat Englart has always been able to up their individual work rates an extra notch and keep the Reddies to a losing score.
Having only won twice against the Bombers in five seasons, the Redbacks need to pull something out of the bag for this one.
At this stage of the season the Redbacks have produced some outstanding football and will have to be on the ball yet again.
Missing three key players in Clinton McErvale, Steve Gray and Steve Martin the Redbacks will need to organise match-ups very early in the first quarter.
Luke Macy and Jake Peasnell are out injured.
The depth of the Reddies is the best it has ever been.
The returns to the paddock for this game show real talent and football smarts.
Bryce Bodsworth has been freed up from state league duties to return and line up in defence.
Matt Sinkins’s speed and cunning on the ball will be very effective, Nick Tate in a forward pocket should become a goal sneak and long-kicking, big-marking Kris Millard can be used almost anywhere on this small ground.
Fitness tests will be held this morning in order to break eight players down to the legal four on the bench.
Those up for injury clearances are Mark Mills, Gavin O’Leary, Coen Slatter and Mark O’Dwyer.
Auskick juniors will be held at Slade Park from 8.30am and the all-conquering last-round victors, the U12s and U14s will be playing curtain raisers to the senior game.
Congratulations from all at the club and supporters go to Leanne and Stewart Day on the arrival of their second child, Lucas Alexander Day.