Bright coach Paul Harrison hasn't hit the panic button after two early losses.
The 2019 Ovens and King grand finalists have had a significant turnover in personnel from the side that reached the decider, but Harrison expected it would take time for the Mountain Men to settle into the 2021 season.
"I thought after the Tarrawingee game (in round two), it may come earlier, but I'm not too sure the week off helped us much," he said.
"We're really looking forward to being able to settle our side. We've had a lot of guys in and out each week."
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Former Essendon forward Gary Moorcroft returns for Saturday's clash away to North Wangaratta.
"I've played a lot of footy with Gary and it's not so much what he does on the scoreboard for us, it's what he can do for our younger playing group," Harrison said.
Tarrawingee and Milawa face off, Bonnie Doon hosts Greta, Moyhu welcomes Goorambat, King Valley takes on Whorouly, while Benalla All Blacks have the bye.
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