Suns looking for first win after five losses

The Suns are dealing with mixed news heading into Saturday’s home game against the Crows.

They’ve lost five on the trot so will be looking to break their losing streak.

Michael Rischitelli is back in the side, so too are Dan Currie and Peter Wright.


But veteran Gary Ablett has been ruled-out.  He’s still getting over a concussion suffered during the game against GWS.  Coach Rodney Eade said “he seems to be okay I think, he obviously won’t play but I think he’ll be okay next week”.

Touk Miller and Aaron Hall won’t play either, due to injury.

And a last minute change could see Jack Leslie ruled out.  He hurt his ankle during a training session and will test that out on Friday.

Eade said he didn’t really feel nervous heading into the testing session yesterday, rather he said “he’s getting used to it”.  By “it” he’s referring the number of injuries the Suns have been dealing with week after week.

Suns Coach Rodney Eade fronts the media.  Image: Michelle Price / my gc

Suns Coach Rodney Eade fronts the media. Image: Michelle Price / my gc

“It’s a “bit of a recurring dream I suppose, the last three weeks more than anything.

“But it is what it is, we gotta work through it, you know it’s certainly pleasing the level of enthusiasm of players and their spirits at the moment.

“I think they’re lacking a bit of confidence probably from mistakes they’re making and maybe the scoreboard but generally they’re turning out pretty well for training.

Eade said “the injuries they’ve got at the moment are probably worse than it’s ever been, only four or five available for the seconds”.

He added some people were critical after the Suns 91 point loss to GWS last weekend “but our GPS showed it was the highest volume of distance covered, highest speed covered, so I know people were sneering a bit but I thought generally the effort for 75 to 80 per cent of it was okay, they did try”.

All the action at Metricon Stadium gets underway at 2:10pm.