Bright raring for a finals effort

BRIGHT co-coach Regan Alexander says the Mountain Men have nothing to lose when they host Milawa on Saturday.

In a battle between two finals-bound teams, the Demons will make the trek into the hills to take on Bright in a potential September preview.

However, Alexander said there was only one team outsiders expected to win.

“It’s a no pressure situation for us,” he said.

“We’re coming up against a really good side and we’ll give it our best.

“We’re looking forward to it.

“You always like coming up against the good sides, especially when you’re at home.

“It will be a good test for us.”

The Mountain Men will be boosted by the return of several key players, with captain Tom Buckley and co-coach Ben Jones both coming back into the side after a week off.

Anthony Rowe has also returned from a trip overseas.

Bright will also be buoyed by home ground advantage.

“We love playing here,” Alexander said.

“I don’t think too many like coming up here though.

“We’ve really put an emphasis on team first footy and team first acts over the past six weeks.”

Alexander said Bright couldn’t afford to focus too heavily on one aspect of the opposition this week.

“They’re pretty even all across the board,” he said.

“Once you start worrying too much about one guy, another will bob up and do the damage.”

North Wangaratta will be hoping to push Greta when the two out of contention teams meet.

Moyhu can give its finals hopes a huge boost by upsetting Whorouly at home, while Tarrawingee should further shore up third spot when it takes on King Valley.

Bonnie Doon should have too much firepower for Benalla All Blacks.

Things could get ugly when premiership favourite Glenrowan travels to Goorambat to take on the struggling Bats.