Injuries make Tigers an extra test

Injuries make Tigers an extra test

Aside from that, I was content with our effort in the 10.9 (69) to 7.11 (53) loss.

Skill errors going into our forward 50 cost us again.

Our shots on goal were not at the level they needed to be to win the match.

Chris Keunen will be out of the side against Claremont this Saturday after suffering an eye injury in the third quarter against the Royals.

He has been diagnosed with a bruised retina. We hope there’ll be no long-term damage to his sight.

Losing our No. 1 ruckman didn’t help our cause against a tall side like East Perth.

Midfielder Matt Guadagnin was also injured during the match, suffering a heavy cork in the first quarter.

While not using the injuries as an excuse for the loss, it put us under increased pressure against a strong side with plenty of run left in it.

We don’t expect Guadagnin to be fit for this weekend, given it’s only five days between clashes.

It’s highly doubtful Andrew Krakouer will return to the side on Saturday after tweaking his knee last week.

We need to be wary of the Tigers, who’ve played some average footy this season but had a great win against Subiaco last weekend and beat us in round two.

They are talented through the middle so our running game needs to be at its best.