Potts on his way back to full fitness

GLENROWAN forward Mitchell Potts feels the footballing gods are starting to smile on him again.

The former Corowa-Rutherglen youngster played under duress throughout last season with chronic hamstring injuries limiting him in almost every match he played.

But Potts, 23, said yesterday he was returning to full fitness playing across half-forward and hoped to push into the midfield in coming weeks.

“I had a bad run last year,” Potts said.

“I only played eight or nine full games last year as I did one hamstring three times and then the other one started to play up.

“I learnt a lot and things are going well again.”

Potts is one of 12 Glenrowan players who travel from Melbourne each weekend and said training had almost improved dramatically this season.

The fact that the Tigers are undefeated after seven rounds supports his claim.

“The biggest thing we learnt last year was in regards to player management,” he said.

“Our training is a lot better set up.

“It’s making a big difference.”

But Potts said Glenrowan had only just started the journey with Milawa and Tarrawingee in particular shaping as huge threats for the Ovens and King league premiership.

The Tigers take on King Valley on Saturday.

“You need to respect all opposition teams,” Potts said.

“We are going along OK, but there is still a long way to go.”