Roos looking to attack from the back | Wimmera Football League 2017

RETURNING: Nigel Sibson will add athleticism to Dimboola's backline after missing two of the first three rounds. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

RETURNING: Nigel Sibson will add athleticism to Dimboola's backline after missing two of the first three rounds. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

STAWELL will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it comes up against Dimboola at Central Park on Saturday.

The side started the season strongly but could not match a red-hot Horsham side under lights in round three.

Dimboola coach Al McKinnon expects his side will be up against it on the road.

Travis Graham and David Andrivon have kicked 22 goals between them for Stawell in the first three rounds.

“We will be concentrating on making a strong and consistent defensive effort,” he said.

“Stawell have a strong forward line and we need to be putting pressure on them to not allow their forwards clean looks at the ball coming in.

“It is about doing the basics, we don’t have an out of the box approach.”

The Dimboola side is searching for a first win of the season but will welcome back three important players.

Nigel Sibson, Oliver Braithwaite and Michael Pohlner will help boost the side’s ability to transition the ball from defence to attack, something it has struggled to do in the early rounds.

“Lachie Watts has been solid for us so far this season and he will be freed up to play higher up the ground this week as more of a hit up option to help us move the ball,” McKinnon said.