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Seas searching for stability

Can Anglesea end Drysdale’s unbeaten start to the season? (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

CO-coach Jordan Keras hopes to see some stability in the Anglesea line-up in the coming weeks after a tough start to the 2022 season.

Last year’s beaten elimination finalist has only managed two wins – over Ocean Grove and Portarlington – through the opening third of the season as it’s contended with injury, unavailability and points issues.

“I reckon we’ve had 4-5 changes every week so far,” Keras said. “Continuity in the team has been a challenge, but I’m sure all teams are going through similar.

“One of our main concerns, sometimes, is our points, so we’re trying to juggle things around and give players opportunities if it’s warranted.

“We’re sitting at 18 debutants so far through the first six rounds.

“So, we’re hoping to see a side that’s settled over the next couple of weeks and try and get another couple of wins.”

That stability won’t come this weekend, with Keras forecasting up to six changes for the clash with the unbeaten Drysdale at Mortimer Oval.

Keras hopes former Geelong Falcons star Ethan Floyd, who arrived at Ellimatta Reserve from Winchelsea in the off-season, is among the inclusions after being sidelined since Round 2 with a foot injury.

“He’s pretty keen to get back,” Keras said. “It was a bit of a random one.

“He took a mark against Ocean Grove, and he landed on his foot.”

St Albans recruit Dylan Pettingill, Riley Koops, and Ben Jaska are also chance to take on the Hawks, who have an average winning margin of 50 points in 2022.

“Watching their vision, they’ve got a very potent forward line,” Keras said.

“They’re pretty good all over the ground; their mids are good. They’re a pretty well-balanced side at the moment.

“We haven’t been playing anywhere near the footy we want to play.

“If we keep improving like we are, there’s no reason why we can’t knock them off.”

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