Warrnambool Seahawks are gearing up for a big home and away double-header

VITAL: Warrnambool Seahawks centre Alex Gynes will be a key player in this weekend's double-header against Sunbury Jets and Whittlesea Pacers. Picture: Rob Gunstone
VITAL: Warrnambool Seahawks centre Alex Gynes will be a key player in this weekend's double-header against Sunbury Jets and Whittlesea Pacers. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Warrnambool Seahawks coach Tim Gainey is feeling positive about his side’s ability to recover ahead of a Big V division one double-header this weekend. 

The Seahawks will play Sunbury Jets away on Saturday night and then return to Warrnambool for the second game against Whittlesea Pacers at the Arc on Sunday.

Gainey said the side would be fresh for the second leg having returned home on the Saturday night.

“Hopefully we get back at a decent time on Saturday and it helps that the guys get to sleep in their own beds,” he said.

“But it’s up to the guys to make sure they recover right for Sunday.”

The Seahawks coach is weary of his side’s recent history against teams below it on the ladder especially this weekend against the lower placed Jets (12th) and Pacers (11th).

“We have lost to a lot of teams that are near the bottom of the ladder and I think every team is very even no matter who it is,” he said.

“Looking at the two teams we play this weekend, the games that they have lost have been in single digits. They just haven’t been able to close out their games or else they might be in a similar position to us. 

“The guys just have to take them like we would any other team and we have to make sure we excute our game plan and play hard.”

Gainey said Australian Crocs player and listed Seahawk Jay Rantall could suit up for the division one side this weekend.

“Depending on when his plane gets in from South America, how jetlagged he is and if he can play he will suit up. But we will have to wait and see,” he said.

The third-placed Mermaids, who played a double-header last weekend, will also be at home on the Arc on Sunday when they play the Pacers at 1pm.