BERRIGAN coach Ty Russell says the Saints can’t afford to drop Saturday’s trip to Yarroweyah if they want to stay in the premiership mix.
Berrigan has lost only twice this year but sits delicately placed in fourth after six games.
Russell said the Saints must win their next two games to stay in touch.
“We’ve only lost to the top two but we need to keep winning,” Russell said.
“We’ve got Deni Rovers next week, who are struggling at the moment, and then it’s back to the start again.
“We need to stay clear of those sides below us.”
But Russell said Berrigan was expecting a test this week.
“They are travelling all right, Yarroweyah. It could be tricky game for us,” he said.
In a boost, Berrigan should regain Braidy Lewis and Gordon Pyle from broken ribs, as well as skipper Andrew Pile from a hamstring strain.
In other games, North West heavyweight Jerilderie should have little trouble beating Blighty.
The Demons are coming off a 223-point thumping of the Rovers. Gun forward Aaron Purcell booted 18 goals in that game.
Strathmerton and Picola United should also score wins this weekend.