Diesels look to compete in clash

Matt Hands is after a competitive performance from Junee against Roos.
Matt Hands is after a competitive performance from Junee against Roos.

With no end to their massive player shortage in sight, Junee captain-coach Matt Hands is just looking for his team to put in another competitive performance.

Coming off a 28-12 loss to Young, with 12 players playing part in both first and reserve grade, the Diesels tackle Kangaroos at Equex Centre on Sunday.

Both clubs have faint finals hopes but it isn’t something Hands has been focusing on.

“All I can ask for this very similiar to last week – that they go out there and compete,” Hands said.

“They did that against Young and I thought it was a great effort considering the lack of players that we had.

“All the boys who played two games really put there hands up.

“Hopefully we give ourselves a chance in the game.”

Hands is hopeful Aidan Sweeney will be back after missing the two games and could come in at five-eighth.

However he still isn’t right with his hamstring injury and is looking to return against Southcity next week.