THE final make-up of Koroit’s grand final team remains in limbo with key players to face fitness tests at training on Thursday night.
Five-time Hampden league premiership coach Adam Dowie, who is aiming to finish his illustrious career on a winning note, said injured stars Tim McIntyre, Chris McLaren, Marcus Darmody and James North would all have to push their cases.
McIntyre and Darmody played in the Saints’ second semi-final loss to grand final opponent North Warrnambool Eagles before succumbing to soft tissues injuries.
McLaren (calf) and North (hamstring) are yet to play in September.
Key defender Tim Martin, who had his appendix removed a fortnight ago, is also a chance to make a surprise return, medical clearance permitting. Dowie said the Saints wanted to give their top-line players a chance to prove their fitness.
Koroit is aiming for a third straight premiership from four grand final appearances in a row.