REGAN Alexander says an injury-hit Bright will face its biggest test of the season so far when it takes on Glenrowan this Saturday.
The Mountain Men are in second place on the Ovens and King ladder, but Alexander said his side was yet to prove itself against the calibre of a team like Glenrowan.
“They are top of the ladder for a reason — they’re a very good side,” he said.
“And we’re still yet to prove ourselves against those really top quality sides.
“They’re the reigning premiers so it was always going to be a big test — but we’re going in and going to give it our best shot.
“We had a big test against Milawa a few weeks back but weren’t quite up to the task then, but this will be another big test for us.”
Alexander said that, despite their lofty position, the Mountain Men had work still to do.
“We’re probably not too happy with how we’ve been going over the past few weeks,” he said.
“But we have been hit by a shocking run of injuries which has really tested our depth — but having had that depth this year has helped us in that situation.
“We might be undermanned against Glenrowan, but we’re confident we have 21 blokes who will go out there and give it a real go.”
Alexander said the Mountain Men were still missing about six key players through injury.
“We may get a couple back this week but it’s touch and go at the moment,” he said.
“But that just gives other blokes the opportunity to stand up and that’s what we’ll be looking for.
“We came up against Glenrowan in a similar situation last year — we had a lot of key guys unavailable or injured, we had our backs against the wall but put in a real team performance and got over the line.
“That’s what we’re looking for this time, for everyone to stand up and contribute.”