COLAC football export Ryan Monaghan will again play with the Colac Tigers when the club meets Newtown and Chilwell tomorrow.
Monaghan, who is listed with VFL club Werribee Tigers, played his first game of the season with Colac a fortnight ago after a knee injury restricted him early in the year.
The former Geelong Falcon booted three goals and was among the best players in Colac’s 35-point win against St Marys and coach Matt Gibson said he could play a role tomorrow.
“He’s back with us again this week, the game against St Marys was his first for the year so we were happy to leave the team pretty unchanged after that game,” he said.
“We had everyone contributing so there was no real reason to push anyone out.”
Gibson said maintaining consistency would go a long way to securing the team’s fourth win of the season against seventh-placed Newtown and Chilwell.
“We’ll definitely have confidence coming out of that last game, with the style of footy we played,” he said.
“Just maintaining our effort and intensity certainly gets things going in terms of tackling and pressure.”
“It’s just consistency we need now, to back up that same performance from last week.”
Gibson said there were a host of Eagles his side would need
to restrict, including former AFL player Ryan Gamble.
Gamble played 35 AFL games with Geelong and St Kilda during his five-year career.
“They’ve had a bit of an indifferent start to the year but they’ve got some really dangerous players like McCorkell, Normington and Ryan Gamble,” Gibson said.
“We’re going to have to make sure everyone plays their part and hopefully we’ll get the result,” he said.
Gibson said utility Kaden Newton was a chance to return from an ankle injury, after the team enjoyed a week off for the interleague break last round.