Wodonga Raiders’ co-captain Steve Jolliffe is set to resume from an ankle complaint against Wangaratta Rovers on Saturday.
The inspirational midfielder suffered the injury against Myrtleford on April 8 and has struggled since, playing a handful of games.
“The only reason he did play one of the games was because Jydon (Neagle) wasn’t playing, the other co-captain, so it was a pretty courageous effort,” coach Daryn Cresswell said.
Raiders are coming off an 11-goal hiding of North Albury, while Rovers were smashed by 99 points against Lavington.
The Hawks have made four changes, naming Michael Clark as centre half-back.
He faces a massive test against Neagle, who kicked 10 goals against the Hoppers.
Rovers have only one win and while they won’t be expected to topple the home team, they’ll be desperate for a strong showing after suffering their second-biggest loss of the season against the Panthers.