JAKE Gaynor isn't great at watching football from the sidelines.
He's even worse when he turns up to the ground expecting to play and is told by officials his transfer hasn't been granted.
Gaynor was officially cleared from Albury to Wagga Tigers after a thorough transfer screening on Thursday and will line-up against Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong at Ganmain on Saturday.
"I'm bloody stoked to be playing," Gaynor said.
"I didn't find out until the third quarter in the reserves last week that I wasn't allowed to play.
"I was spewing.
"When I got there last week someone said I don't think you are cleared and I thought they were just stirring me up.
"It wasn't meant to be."
Gaynor and former Wagga Tigers coach Shaun Campbell will inject enormous midfield strength for Wagga Tigers as last year's premier attempts to bounce back from last weekend's surprise loss to Osborne.
Gaynor admitted the loss hit him hard.
"I struggled to watch big time," he said. "I hate it when things are out of my control."
Meanwhile, Lions' coach Christin Macri is looking forward to seeing recruit Sam Murray make his debut after two years out of the game.
"He trained last night and he's excited," Macri said.
"It's just great to see him back playing footy, it's been nearly two years since he's had a game.
"On the field he's going to have a big impact and to have that quality a player coming into our club, especially a junior who grew up in town, is fantastic."