YARRAWONGA star Kayne Pettifer will have scans today on his troublesome foot but is confident of being fit for the Pigeons’ final round blockbuster against Albury.
The former Richmond forward limped off midway through the second quarter as the Pigeons thumped Wangaratta Rovers by 64 points on Saturday.
Pettifer suffered bruising when an opponent landed on his foot and took no further part in the game. But he said it was no cause for concern.
“It’s just a bit of bruising on the foot,” Pettifer said.
“It wasn’t anything bad.
“It’s been sore for a few weeks but I’m walking around fine.”
Pettifer didn’t rule out playing against Wodonga this week.
“It should be right but we’ll wait and see,” he said.
“I want to make sure it’s 100 per cent, especially at this time of the year.
“It’s a bit like a stinger, but in my foot.”
Meanwhile, Albury faces its own selection dramas ahead of the final round showdown.
All Australian forward Josh Maher booted three goals for the Tigers in the reserves on Saturday in his first game since breaking his hand against Lavington in June.
Six-time premiership forward Matt Fowler, who missed Saturday’s clash with Wangaratta because of a shoulder problem, will have a fitness test this week to see if he is available for Albury’s trip to Myrtleford.
However, the round 18 clash at Albury Sportsground is the match everyone is waiting for.
It will decide who finishes on top and earns the first week off in finals.
Pigeons’ superstar Brendan Fevola will make his return from a two-match suspension that day, while the Pigeons are also hopeful of gaining former Geelong star Brad Ottens.
Ottens, who played in three AFL premierships, will take on Wodonga this week.