Jaguars retool ahead of Tolland clash

BOUNCING BACK: Junee captain Adrian Merrigan is expected to return from injury when Jaguars face Tolland at Kessler Park on Saturday night. Picture: Laura Hardwick
BOUNCING BACK: Junee captain Adrian Merrigan is expected to return from injury when Jaguars face Tolland at Kessler Park on Saturday night. Picture: Laura Hardwick

Junee is hoping the return of its inspirational captain combined with a new addition will fuel its first victory of the season when it faces Tolland at Kessler Park on Saturday night.

Jaguars will be bolstered with skipper Adrian Merrigan returning from injury and attacking midfielder Luke Roberts set to make his debut after playing in reserve grade before the long weekend break.  

Meanwhile, coach Lincoln Weir is a strong chance to move to centre back in a bid to add some experience to the reshuffled side’s defence.

Weir said he was excited to see how the newly recruited Roberts fares in his first taste of Pascoe Cup action.

“He performed really well in reserve grade two weeks ago and really provided some flair that those guys didn’t have before,” he said.

“He’s a great attacker and he’s certainly impressed us at training.”

Weir said the key to defeating Tolland would be heavily marking their prolific speedster Brett Wendt, while limiting the Wolves ability to advance the ball through the middle.

Meanwhile, Junee's women will face Leeton at MIA Sports Field on Sunday morning. Jaguars thrashed Leeton 12-1 in round three.