Lake Albert will take an unorthodox approach into their final regular season game of the year with the club’s leading goal-scorer Fred Gardner and coach Mitch Tinnock set to trade places.
The Sharks are planning to rest the Gardner brothers, Fred and Henri, and key defender Kane Baumer against South Wagga on Sunday and the former will have some additional responsibilities on the sideline.
“It’s something we’ve done before and I coached a game at the end of 2016, so Mitch and I talked about it and we’ll do it again,” Gardner said.
“It’s pretty good fun and I enjoyed coaching the side.”
Garnder has shared Lake Albert captaincy duties with defender Ben Angel throughout the Sharks’ undefeated season and is eager to improve on last week’s 1-all draw with Wagga United.
“I think United played pretty well but it definitely wasn’t our best game and we had a few opportunities to score,” Gardner said.
“I probably had four chances and one went off the post, so things just didn’t happen for us on the day.
“That being said, that’s not the way we play and we definitely didn’t play our game.”
The striker is confident of completing an unbeaten regular season and says he’s looking forwards to finals series.
“We’ll play this game and have the week off before heading over to Leeton for semis and I don’t really mind who we play over there,” Gardner said.
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