Wolves in right frame of mind

COACH Peter Osborn only has positive vibes about the Warwick Wolves football team a couple of days out from the Football Toowoomba colts' grand final.

Last Friday, Warwick beat Laidley 1-0 in the preliminary final after beating USQ 3-2 in the minor semi-final.

At 8pm Friday, the Wolves play West Wanderers at Clive Berghofer Stadium as they aim for their third premiership in five years.

Warwick was runner-up in 2009 so has qualified for four of the past five grand finals.

Osborn was delighted with training on Monday night, with 11 of the 14 players attending.

"Mitch Siebenhausen is returning from university in Brisbane for training tonight and I expect the whole team will train," Osborn said.

The major blow in the run up to the finals was a hip injury to Mitch Rozynski, who has missed the final six games.

Star striker Magnus Lien was prominent in the team's President's Cup win mid-season but has returned home to Norway after six months as an exchange student in Australia.

Osborn predicts a close game.

"We beat West Wanderers in the President's Cup but lost both fixture games during the season," he said.

"Both teams have strong defence.

"West Wanderers have more representative players than Warwick but we are a spirited side with many players who have been together since the under-8 competition."

Osborn expects a Warwick contingent of more than 50 will travel to the match.

A girl's fillies final will precede the Warwick game. Senior men's and women's finals will be played on Sunday.

TEAM: Matthew Carey, Casey Baguley, Mitch Siebenhausen, Alex Beattie, Ethan Cussen, Luke Dargan, Bryce Doro, Martin Johnson, Nick Kemp, Chris Leach, Jeremy Osborne, Jake Reid, Thomas Settgast, Ed Dixon. Coach Peter Osborn, manager Carl Settgast.



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