KANIVA-Leeor United will be without star defender James Turner for its final game of the season against Penola on Saturday.
The Cougars' centre-half back and former Adelaide-listed player's season ended after he injured his hamstring in the first half against Border Districts at the weekend.
Coach Trevor Albrecht said the feeling had been good at training during the week and he hoped his side could finish the season on a high.
"We kicked 17 goals against Penola last time we played them and still lost, which was pretty stiff," he said.
"If we can stop them through the midfield then I think we'd give ourselves a chance."
Albrecht labelled Penola's key forward Adam Merrett as the danger man.
Merrett booted eight goals against Padthaway at the weekend to take his season tally to 103. "He's their gun goal-kicker and we'll be looking out for him," Albrecht said.
"We'll most likely look to our captain Jonno Hicks or 'Bobby' Carlisle to play a negating role on him."
Carlisle missed the Cougars' heart-breaking eight-point loss to Border Districts after being called up to Sturt Football Club's reserves side, but is a likely replacement for Turner.
In other round 18 KNTFL matches, Border Districts hosts Kybybolite, Kingston plays Padthaway, Bordertown takes on Mundulla and Lucindale will play against Naracoorte.