TALL marking forwards Paul McMahon and Aaron Black were last night confirmed inclusions for North Ballarat Roosters.
The duo will sharpen a potent attacking combination for the Roosters, which also features North Melbourne goal-kicker Aaron Edwards and dangerous goal-sneak Bill Driscoll.
McMahon passed fitness testing for a hamstring injury last night while Black was released from the Kangaroos’ line-up this round.
Frankston has the potential to create a shoot-out at Eureka Stadium, boasting the impressive Khan Haretuku who, on 24 goals, ranks in the Victorian Football League’s top five goal kickers this season.
Haretuku represented the VFL in last month’s state league match against Tasmania.
Roosters coach Gerard FitzGerald, as VFL defensive coach, had a first-hand reminder just how big and powerful the former St Kilda rookie could be.
But the Roosters are set to unleash an imposing multi-pronged attack – with a fit Paul McMahon.
FitzGerald took no chances when it came to the premiership forward who, even though he had been cleared early in the week for a hamstring injury, still had to prove to his coach last night he was ready to re-enter senior football and make
This match is crucial for the Roosters, who seek to break into a tight VFL top-eight with a third consecutive win.
The stand-alone Dolphins reiterated just how troublesome they could be last week in a draw against traditional finals contender Williamstown, having led the Seagulls by more than 40 points.
A week earlier, the Dolphins finished one kick short of top-four team Sandringham.
In other selection changes, the Roosters have lost promising young forward Tom Curran, who pulled up sore from North Melbourne’s training session yesterday while key playmaker Liam Anthony was recalled
to AFL after a stellar outing for the Roosters last week.