Injury-hit Bulldogs ready for Pigeons

WODONGA hasn’t won a match, has been savaged by injury and will be without its coach this week.

But Ben Hollands said today’s clash with Yarrawonga couldn’t have come at a better time for the embattled Bulldogs.

Wodonga hosts the reigning premier at John Flower Oval and Hollands, who will sit out after receiving a knock to his leg last week, said it hadn’t been hard getting his troops up for the game.

“It hasn’t been challenging at all,” Hollands said.

“If anything, it’s good timing.

“The boys are excited. A game like this frees you up, if anything. We’ll go in with a nothing to lose approach.”

Jack Gilbee and Tom McGhee will make their senior debuts for the Bulldogs, but Hollands said he was unsure when he would return.

“I got a kick in the leg and have had scans,” he said. “It hasn’t improved since the weekend.

“I broke the outside of my fibula when I was in Adelaide and it felt similar, so we need to get to the bottom of it.”