Youth and experience to boost the Bulldogs
BROTHERS Bulldogs veteran Braden Krebs has praised the exciting rookie Jackson Rojahn-Searle for what he will bring to the team along with a few returning players ahead of their clash with Hervey Bay in the senior grade of the Wide Bay AFL.
After being thumped by Across The Waves 26.12 (168) to 8.4 (52) at the weekend, Brothers will hopefully be strengthened by returning senior players Dylan Keam and Wade Edwards, while the x-factor the club's promising juniors are going to bring will be important against Hervey Bay tomorrow.
Rookies with silky skills and fierce determination like Searle, Blair Bretag, Joel Perry-Warren and Ash Rendel don't come along too often and are the future of Brothers.
And the speed of their development will determine the club's future.
Krebs described Searle as a young gun who will be important to the Bulldogs's chances this weekend.
"He (Searle) put in an impressive performance he against Across The Waves and will be vital to us this weekend," Krebs said.
In the first game of the 2015 Wide Bay AFL season Brothers belted the Bombers 20.8 (128) to 5.4 (34) but in the past few months the Hervey Bay-based team has seen the return of a number of players.
The addition of Ian Dunbar and Bradley Myles Richards has boosted the Bombers impressive arsenal and their return to Brothers Sports Club this weekend will ensure the Bulldogs are made to work for the win.
Krebs said the key to beating Hervey Bay will be to win the ball in the middle of the ground and to convert their opportunities.
He added his team won't change his game plan ahead of the game and the players have to focus on the basics.
The game is at Brothers Sport Club at 2.30pm.