Glimmer in Bushies’ tall timber

MURRAY Bushrangers coach Darren Ogier wants his side to use height to its advantage when it tackles Gippsland Power at Craigieburn tomorrow.

The Bushrangers boast the tallest list in the TAC Cup this year and showed it could cause the rest of the competition plenty of problems with an eight-point win over Bendigo last week.

Ogier wants a repeat performance.

“Our marking forwards caused headaches for Bendigo with (Mitch) Mahady, (Josh) Schache and (Dougal) Howard all looking dangerous,” Ogier said.

“This week we take on a very hard running team again in Gippsland on the wide open spaces of Highgate.

“If we can win the contested ball and maintain our spread on the outside it promises to be a terrific contest.

“They are not very tall, so hopefully we can use our marking forwards and hurt them on the scoreboard.”

Gippsland suffered a tough one-point loss to Dandenong last week and Ogier is expecting the Power to come out firing.

“We will definitely need to step up again this week,” he said.

The Bushies have made four changes at the selection table, with Jim Carroll, Shaun Mannagh and Lachie Leeds all set to make their debut.

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