Nhill v Horsham Saints

Jared Wilson, Nhill

Jared Wilson, Nhill

Ground: Davis Park, Nhill, Saturday, 2.20pm.

Last time they met: Round 15, 2013. Horsham Saints 13.14 (92) d Nhill 1.5 (11).

NHILL will chase its first win of the season when it hosts Horsham Saints at Davis Park on Saturday.

The Tigers' first three matches have not gone to plan, but coach Shane Grover believes his side will be ready to challenge the Saints, who have suffered two narrow defeats after a season-opening win against Dimboola.

"We've been working on the basics, and the attitude at training on Tuesday night was fantastic," Grover said.

"We've got to forget about the past three weeks and get on with it - it's an even sort of league and anyone's a chance on their day.

"The results haven't been great, but there have been some positives and we're confident we can win any game."

Melbourne-based players Sam Saad and Michael Khoury have transferred to clubs closer to home, which Grover said would allow players from the club's undefeated reserves outfit more senior opportunities.

Tigers Liam Albrecht and Lachie Barber have stood tall in past matches.

Grover said the Tigers would be boosted by the in-form Andrew Watson's availability after avoiding suspension at the tribunal.

Saints coach Shayne Breuer said his side was preparing for Nhill to come out firing and had been focusing on its workrate.

"Playing Nhill at home won't be easy, we've got to come ready to play and play four good quarters of footy," he said.

"We've probably got to work a bit harder when we've got the ball, and also on our use of the ball."

Saints forwards Gavin Kelm and Jacob Cooke-Harrison have started the season strongly, combining for 22 goals, while midfielders Pat Knott and Nathan Clough will again be pivotal.

However, the Saints will be without brothers Jarrod and Joel Berry, who will miss with injury after making their debut at the weekend.

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