THE Murray Bushrangers have recalled a host of key names for Sunday’s season-defining showdown at Sandringham.
Captain Michael Gibbons and Walla star Jydon Neagle headline the six inclusions for the clash at Victoria Park.
They can lock away their spot in finals with a win against the only side that can kick them out of the top eight.
Coach Darren Ogier was the first to admit the equation was simple.
“Our destiny is in our hands,” Ogier said.
“We need to get the job done and we will if the boys are prepared to do what’s required.
“It’s great to have the skipper back and he will give us what he always does.”
Ogier said the Dragons form was hard to predict.
Either way, he’s expecting a tough battle.
“They’ve got over 10 changes to their side with the private school boys and Vic Metro guys coming in,” Ogier said.
“A few of those guys look first-round draft picks and so they’ve got a lot of highly credentialled players coming back.
“But that doesn’t mean much when you’re lining up next to your opponent, does it?
“We need to try to shut down their free ball as best we can.
“Pressure, as always, will be the key.”
The Bushrangers defeated the Dragons by 18 points in round 9, which was coincidentally the club’s only win at Wangaratta for the season.
Kyabram’s Nick Holman has been promoted to play in the VFL with Collingwood tom- orrow, while Albury’s Dylan McDonald will make his TAC Cup debut under the league’s 23rd man rule.
Neagle, meanwhile, returns home after a two-week stint with Essendon’s VFL team.
“It’s great to have him back and you generally find the guys that play VFL come back well after playing at a higher standard,” Ogier said.
Nick Mellington, Dan Howe and Wangaratta’s Louis Vescio are the other inclusions.