Griffith Swans taking on Mangoplah CUE in Riverina Football League

Fresh off the bye last weekend, the Griffith Swans will return to action when they take on Mangoplah CUE on Saturday afternoon.

Director of coaching at the Swans, Adrian Pavese said his side are ready for what will be another tough game.

“I have been really impressed with the improvement we have made in recent weeks,” he said.

“The boys have come back from the week off energised and they will be looking to continue their improvement.

TOUGH CONTEST: Swans' Jordan Iudica tries to get past the Tigers' defence and into space during their recent match-up. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

TOUGH CONTEST: Swans' Jordan Iudica tries to get past the Tigers' defence and into space during their recent match-up. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

“If we keep going the way we have been it should be a close game.”

The boys have come back energised and looking to continue their improvement. - Adrian Pavese

With the table being close a win will see the Swans to maintain pace with the top four and remain on track for the goal set down by Pavese.

“I think it is important that the side is focused on making the finals with a top five spot,” he said.

“If we can get into the top three that is great, but the focus at this stage is to get enough wins to get into finals.”

The Swans will be able to welcome back four important players this week but do have the tribunal hearing for Guy Orton hanging over their heads heading into the weekend.

“Ash Verhagen, Jacob Conlan, Heath Northey and James Toscan will be back this weekend,”

“Ash and James were late withdrawals last week while Jacob has been away for the last few weeks with NEAFL commitments.

“At this stage, Guy is in the side but we will just have to wait and see what happens on Thursday night and it looks like Richard Malone will miss with work commitments.”

Pavese has been left disappointed by the way the Orton incident has been handled by the Wagga Tigers.

The first-grade side will take to the field at Exies Oval at 2.10pm while the action on the day will start at 10.20am when the 17s look to maintain their undefeated start.

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