South Colac’s Mick Embrey will return tomorrow following an incident with a chainsaw.
Roos coach Josh Black said the gun defender was likely to return for tomorrow’s clash with Apollo Bay, while swingman Josh Goonan, soreness, and utility Dan Roberts, calf, should also be fit.
Dan Jeffreys and Tom McKean, both hamstring, appear set for another week on the sidelines.
“I think Mick Embrey should be okay to play,” Black said.
“He cut himself with a chainsaw, and ended up with a few stitches in his hand so we thought he’d better have a week off,” he said.
“I think Goonan and Roberts should be right to go as well.”
Black said the Roos would be wary of the “form team of the comp” tomorrow.
The Roos will take on the fourth-placed Apollo Bay, which has claimed the major scalps of last year’s grand finalists Lorne and Birregurra in the past month.
Black said both teams had plenty to play for; the Hawks are aiming to edge closer to the top three, while the Roos are hoping to secure their spot at the top of the table.
“The last month they’ve probably been the form team of the comp,” he said.
“They’re still aiming for top three, but at the same time if we keep winning we can finish on top, so there’s a lot on the line for both teams.”
See today’s Colac Herald for more.