Hamilton Kangaroos hopeful of Daniel Gilmore playing one-off match

Hamilton Kangaroos coach Matt Dunn. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Hamilton Kangaroos coach Matt Dunn. Picture: Rob Gunstone

HAMILTON Kangaroos are hopeful of fielding a second ex-Fremantle Docker when they take on Koroit under lights on Saturday night.

Daniel Gilmore, who played 43 games with the AFL club between 2004 and 2009, will make his way to Melville Oval to offer his expertise in coaching, but Kangaroos mentor Matt Dunn also hopes to see him run out for a one-off appearance in the blue and white stripes.

“We’re looking at a one-off match … he’s coming down to help us set up. His specialty is in coaching,” Dunn said.

“He was the head coach at Sydney University (in the NEAFL) and set up a pretty good football plan there.

“He’s going to give us some ideas as we’re probably still trying to (establish ourselves) in the Hampden league.”

While a Hampden league appearance will mark a return to football for the 34-year-old, Dunn was hopeful of playing Gilmore through the midfield or halfback, where he spent most of his career.

The club got into contact with Gilmore through recruit Adam Campbell – also a former Docker and a mate of Gilmore’s.