ALBURY recruit Lachie Taylor-Nugent is set to make his debut for the Tigers against Wodonga on Saturday.
The former North Albury forward has missed the opening two rounds after being outed for five matches late last season for striking Wodonga's Daniel Wortmann.
Ironically he will face Wodonga again today.
Tigers' coach Peter German said Taylor-Nugent was a definite inclusion.
"We will make a few changes, some forced, some for team balance," German said.
"Taylor-Nugent will be right to play seniors, he has done all the training.
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German said Dean Polo (back) and Alex Jones (knee) were also in the mix.
The Albury coach raised eyebrows last week when Polo played in the reserves against Lavington.
Jones has been among the best in the reserves in the past fortnight after missing last season with a torn ACL.
German said the defending premier would not dwell on last weeks loss to Lavington.
The 71-point margin was the Tigers' biggest loss in more than a decade.
"Everybody has been quick to tell me we got smashed and it was our biggest loss in a decade," he said.
"If people want to talk about that - that's fine.
"We certainly didn't play our best football - the standard I know and the standard the players set for themselves.
"I don't think people are giving Lavington the credit they deserve for the way they played.
"But we'll cop it on the chin and move on from it pretty quickly.
"In sport these things happen, they happen a lot but it's how you deal with it that matters most."
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