WAFL: West Perth has belief against Subiaco powerhouse

West Perth face Subiaco at Leederville Oval on Saturday.
West Perth face Subiaco at Leederville Oval on Saturday.

SUBIACO has lost one game all year, but our players will take confidence into the clash against them on Saturday, given that we have not been far off the Lions this season.

We’ve lost both games by 11 points.

While the Lions’ form and the weather could be considered influences in those results, we will certainly carry belief into the match at Leederville Oval on Saturday.

Obviously, anything less than our best will not be good enough against a side that is 17-1.

Wins have been few and far between for us in the past couple of months so last weekend’s victory over the Sharks will also buoy the team ahead of the Subiaco encounter.

While it was disappointing to kick 1.8 in the first half against East Fremantle, the team showed good signs kicking five goals in the third quarter.

Steve Potente is a chance to return through the reserves after recovering from a virus that has kept him out for four weeks.

We’ll aim for him to play 60 to 70 minutes.

But we’ve told him that if he finds himself struggling then he should take himself off the ground.

There will be at least one change to the side from last week after the injury to Matt Guadagnin.

Rudy Riddoch, Chris Keunen and Dean Munns will be up for consideration after playing reserves last week.

Their selection will depend on team balance.

Looking at Munns for example, we’ll need to ask ourselves if we need a tagger.

He’s proved to be the best stopper in the competition.

But we’ve struggled to play him in other positions if he doesn’t tag.

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