Hi five as a refreshed Lavington welcomes back star players

INJURY CURSE: Lavington has battled a massive injury toll and it claimed another victim on Thursday night when Nick Holman (front) had his hamstring tighten at training. Adam Prior (back) returned last round, while Jack Harland and Matt Sharp will be back against the Roos. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

INJURY CURSE: Lavington has battled a massive injury toll and it claimed another victim on Thursday night when Nick Holman (front) had his hamstring tighten at training. Adam Prior (back) returned last round, while Jack Harland and Matt Sharp will be back against the Roos. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

A rejuvenated Lavington will welcome back five players for the crucial run home.

Will Lenehan, Sam Harris, Jack Harland, Matt Sharp and Adam Butler will play at home against Corowa-Rutherglen on Saturday.

Nick Holman was set to play, but his hamstring tightened at training and the club won’t risk him.

Victoria Country defender Jono Spina is out with general soreness, while Brant Dickson is still absent with a knee injury.

“We’re looking as healthy as we have for a long time and we’re in a positive position on the ladder so we’re looking to launch into the last six weeks,” coach James Saker said.

The Panthers have had the worst injury run but have done remarkably well to retain a spot in the top three.

“I think there’s confidence across the group in what our best footy looks like and what we’ve got to do to retain that standard,” Saker said.

Roos’ youngster Will Chandler, who kicked five goals on debut as a 15-year-old, and the impressive Jordan Lavis won’t play.

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