Chris Tarrant to boost Raiders’ spirits

WODONGA Raiders co-coach Ben Klemke is hoping the arrival of star cameo Chris Tarrant will give his team a much-needed confidence boost.

The Raiders, who suffered a shock 69-point loss at the hands of Myrtleford last week, host Corowa-Rutherglen at Birallee Park today.

Klemke said having former Collingwood and Fremantle star Tarrant in the team this afternoon would give younger players a lift after a tough run.

The Raiders haven’t won since overrunning Wodonga on Anzac Day.

“Hopefully it does,” Klemke said.

“Obviously the boys have been a bit down on confidence recently.

“We’re expecting them to come out all guns blazing.”

Klemke wasn’t revealing where Tarrant would start.

He has been named at centre half-back.

“He was a terrific defender when he was at Freo and obviously we all know what he can do up forward,” Klemke said.

“We’ve got a few options, so we’ll have to wait and see.”

Meanwhile, Corowa-Rutherglen will today regain key defender Mick Collins for the first time since round 6.