One of the Riverina's brightest young prospects will be back in the Farrer League on Saturday.
Jeromy Lucas' return to the Northern Jets could be just the tonic for his home club to claim their first win against a top four team this year.
The Jets head to Marrar in fifth spot and are desperate for a big scalp in their bid to stay there.
"It'd be huge for us to beat a team above us on the ladder, especially with Coleambally knocking off Temora last week - that didn't do us any favours," Jets coach Mitch Haddrill said.
A loss at Langtry Oval and the Jets could be handing up fifth spot to the Blues (who have the bye) or the Bushpigs (who take on North Wagga). The Jets, who overcame Barellan last week, are also yet to string two wins together.
It makes Lucas a huge inclusion, even if it's a one-off at this stage.
"He is definitely an exciting player. He's classy, he's dangerous in front of goals, and he can run all day," Haddrill said.
"Everyone was pretty excited when we announced he was playing because he's trained with us a few times this year but hasn't been available.
"Obviously we'd love to have him for the whole season but he's got other commitments playing with Oakleigh Chargers (in Melbourne). But it's worked out he's available this week which is nice."
Lucas, who is coming off an under 18 national championship campaign with the Allies, is named on a half-forward flank and will relieve Haddrill in the midfield, where they've lacked a rotation since losing Len Haddrill to a knee injury.
Marrar coach Shane Lenon said Lucas' first game in the Farrer League in two years won't force the Bombers to change their approach but adds to the danger in a Jets team boasting Matt Wallis and Josh Parmenter up forward.
"He's obviously a very good player but you can't throw your side around based on one player," Lenon said.
"We've picked our side and will concentrate on the things we need to do."
The Bombers are without defenders Mitch Taylor (groin), Truman Carroll (groin) and Adam Whyte (thigh) but are backing their style, as much as individuals, to get the job done.
"We play a team defence with the way we apply pressure," Lenon said.
"When our defence is strong, and sides struggle to kick a score against us, it's not just because of our backmen. It's a team defence from the forward line, through the middle, down to the backline. We're not relying just on our defenders.
"But it's crucial that you've got your pressure up. When we play our best footy, when we've had results go our way, that's certainly been one of our strengths."
Ruckman Matt Parks will play his first senior game this year having originally sought a release to join North Wagga in the off-season.
"He's keen and raring to go, and he played a really good game in the twos last week, so it's all positive," Lenon said.
"He's a two-time premiership player and it's good to have him back."
Parks will not only offer relief for Nick Molkentin but could help create another element for the Bombers.
"He's obviously going to be a really good in for us. Big Molk's done a fantastic job but Parksy's going to be able to share the workload a bit," Lenon said.
"Molk's also a handy key position player so it will give us a few more options."
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