The Ararat Rats will face a tough challenge when they travel to Warracknabeal to face the Eagles on Saturday.
It is the Rats’ last away game for the Wimmera Football League season, something Rats coach Terry Keilar said the team would embrace.
“it is a good opportuinity to travel together and continue to maintain the positive relationships we have developed,” he said.
“I would imagine Warrack will be looking at playing their best team and going into finals with their best team, so we have to be prepared for that.
“We have an improved squad, so hopefully we can go up there and put in a good performance.”
With two games remaining in the season, the Rats will be hoping to finish with some positive performances on the field.
Keilar said there will be a focus on the players getting the most of the of the games they can.
Gordon Laurie will miss the clash against the Eagles with a hamstring injury sustained in the round 14 match.
Keilar said there are some different options to cover the loss.
“We expect Adam Haslett to be available after he missed last game through illness,” he said.
“We still have pressure on the team with reserves players playing well as well which gives us some other options to consider as well.”
The first bounce for the round 15 clash is scheduled for 2.20pm at ANZAC Park in Warracknabeal.