Young has the chance to move back on top of the Football Wagga ladder when it tackles leader Junee at Gus Smith Oval on Sunday.
The Jaguars are currently three points clear of Young but the Lions boast a strong record at home this season.
The new club are yet to lose at home this season but will face a tough task to maintain that record without Calum Barber.
Barber was suspended after the 2-1 loss to Henwood Park on Sunday, a loss coach Mark Mellish described as the worst he’d been apart of in his time at the club.
The Lions have struggled to maintain its good form on the road lately as injuries take its toll.
Young has lost two of its last three and Mellish is looking to turn things around.
“We’ve been in the top three all year and we are doing something right as a team but have a very tough road,” he said.
“It’s been a tough month for us and while it shows how level the competition is, we just need to focus.”
Junee scored a 2-1 win when the two teams met earlier this season and Mellish is expecting another physical contest.
“Junee are one of the biggest teams size wise and sometimes that doesn’t pay in our favour as we aren’t necessarily the biggest team in the comp,” he said.
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