Budding young Western Bulldogs tall Tim English is ready to go if called upon to play in Saturday’s JLT Community Series clash in Ballarat.
After playing a part in the Bulldogs’ recent AFLX campaign, English said he is fit and ready to go this weekend against Hawthorn.
The 20-year-old had off-season hip surgery, but has been in full training for the past month or so.
“The hip feels really good now and I’m cruising along,” he said.
English was recruited to the Western Bulldogs with pick 19 in the 2016 national draft and made his debut for the club in last year’s round 10 clash with St Kilda. He played again against Sydney in round 12.
“Having a bit of experience last year, once you get that little taste you just want to keep playing. I’d love to be able to run back out this year in a few more games, but we will just have to wait and see,” he said.
English has been to Ballarat twice and liked what he saw.
“Being from a country area myself (the Western Australia town of Pingelly), I loved the vibe of the place and I thought it was really interesting,” he said.
“Obviously it has got a massive history behind it and you can tell that by just going there and looking at some of the older buildings.”
Saturday’s clash is set to commence from 2.05pm at Mars Stadium.