Now for Claremont, after Falcons WAFL win over Swan Districts

Now for Claremont, after Falcons WAFL win over Swan Districts

But we need to keep in mind it was against a side that clearly isn’t in the top group of clubs at the moment.

Swans are in a very similar situation to us in their recent struggle for form and loss of key personnel.

That said, our ball movement and pressure in the 13.14 (92) to 10.9 (69) victory was a clear improvement on what we’ve produced in some poor performances this year.

We’ll need to build on that this Saturday in Kulin against Claremont, which will be a much tougher side.

I expect Kody Manning to return from a shin injury, which adds further experience to the side after Shane Nelson and Max Duffy returned from injury last week.

We opted not to use Seva Mozhaev in the ruck against Swan Districts, instead putting Tyler Keitel in the position.

I don’t think we’ll be able to pull the same move against the Tigers.

We’ll need Keitel to return to defence, which means Mozhaev will come back into calculations for selection.

Claremont have generally been very good in the first quarter so we’ll need to ensure we’re on task from the get go.

They’re quite a skilled side and maintain possession of the footy through strong ball winners like Jake Murphy.

It’s about a three-hour road trip to Kulin, so player preparation becomes important.

We’ll make sure the bus stops half-way to allow the team to stretch and will arrive in the town between 11.30am and noon for a 2.15pm bouncedown.

The team remains in the town for dinner after the game, which is organised by the local club.