NEW Cobden coach Adam Courtney is optimistic about his injury-hit side's chances against Warrnambool.
The Bombers will be without 10 of their best 21 when they face the Blues at Reid Oval in the Hampden league's opening round on Saturday.
Sam Uwland (hamstring), Jack Hutt (ankle) and Ryleigh McVilly (ankle) are expected to miss a week while Paul Pekin, Noah Mounsey, Charlie Darcy and Jake Evans are expected back after Easter.
Patrick Smith, Luke Pekin and Grady Rooke will face longer stints on the sidelines.
Courtney has selected teenagers Lachie Gass, Josh Worboys and Ben Berry, who are all at least six-foot-two, to make their senior debuts.
Ned Dalziel and Tom Lindquist have returned to the club and will also play.
"It's an opportunity for them to have a crack at senior footy," he said.
"I am happy with the 21 I am taking in. I know they will give their heart and soul for the team and play to the game plan.
"If they get out there and perform, they will keep their spots."
Warrnambool will unveil new recruit Alex Shippard and welcomes back the returning Darren Ewing, Travis Graham, Sam Wilson and Damien McCorkell.
Debutants are the theme of the round. Teenager Isaac Kenna and Katherine recruit Jarryd Garnder will play their first games for Terang Mortlake, Hamilton Kangaroos have picked NAB League-listed teenager Harry Waters and former Hamilton Imperial Joey Franklin and Koroit will unveil Tom Couch, Jack Gleeson, Rhys Raymond and Clem Nagorcka.
Teenagers Angus Gordon and Toby Kent will make their first senior appearances for Camperdown, as will Bayley Thompson, who has crossed from Timboon Demons, and ex-VAFA speedster PJ Manivong.
South Warrnambool has picked Jed Henderson, Ben Rantall, Hamish Gurry, Jesse Gallichan and Charlie Bradshaw for their first senior games in red and white.
Port Fairy will have six new faces - recruits James Imbi, Tom Sullivan and Dougall Howard and has elevated George MacDonald, Ryan Johnston and Jake Bartlett.
Tall defender Sam Hampshire will run out for Portland for the first time and North Warrnambool Eagles will unveil teenagers Jackson Couch and Jett Bermingham and Dennington recruit Justin Wallace.
Other key inclusions are Portland's Jake Wilson, Ben Malcolm and Tylar Watts, who is on the Werribee's VFL list, Eagles' trio Billie Smedts, Darcy Keast and Tom O'Leary, returning Rooster Charlie Lee, boom Kangaroo recruits Levi Dare and Jarrod O'Brien, Saints trio Ben Dobson, Sam Dobson and James Gow.
ROUND ONE TEAMS:
HAMILTON KANGAROOS v. KOROIT
B: Sam Brewer, Jack Hickey, Christopher Quinn
HB: Brady Hicks, Jandre Slabbert, Sean Barnes
C: Joseph Franklin, Tyrone Ross, Harry Waters
HF: Hamish Waldron, Darcy Russell, Luke Uebergang
F: Jack Pertzel, Hugh Douglas, Joshua Pepper
R: Levi Dare, Jarrod O'Brien, Dylan Starkie
Int: Charles Murrie, Dylan Godwin, Angus Noske
B: Tim Martin, Dallas Mooney, Alex Pulling
HB: Liam Hoy, Todd White, Frazer Robb
C: Jack Gleeson, Lachlan Rhook, Thomas Couch
HF: Timothy McPherson, Benjamin Dobson, James Gow
F: Jayden Whitehead, Damian O'Connor, Jarrod Korewha
R: Jeremy Hausler, Sam Dobson, Brett Harrington
Int: Clem Nagorcka, Rhys Raymond, Daniel Roache
Emg: Nicholas Whiting, Liam O'Sullivan
PORT FAIRY v. SOUTH WARRNAMBOOL
B: James Imbi, Colin Harwood, Edward Purvis
HB: George Macdonald, Matthew Sully, Xavier McCartney
C: Dylan Gunning, Kaine Mercovich, Josh Dwyer
HF: Kurt Smith, Samuel McCartney, Lochie Gunning
F: Daniel Nicholson, Jake Bartlett, Tom Sullivan
R: Adam McCosh, Isaac Martin, Matthew Pitt
Int: Dougall Hamilton, Ryan Johnston, Blake Carroll
B: Harry Lee, Ben Rantall, Corey Gallichan
HB: Noah Kol, Tanna Blackney-Noter, Paddy Anderson
C: Jed Henderson, Tait Niddrie, Hamish Gurry
HF: Jesse Gallichan, Shannon Beks, Brayden Beks
F: Liam Youl, Charlie Lee, Tim Borwn
Int: Charlie Bradshaw, Manny Sandow, Nick Thompson
NORTH WARRNAMBOOL EAGLES v. PORTLAND
North Warrnambool Eagles
B: Jackson Grundy, Samuel Doukas, Reece Scoble
HB: Luke Wines, Darcy Keast , Thomas O'Leary
C: Will Scriven, Sam James, Jett Bermingham
HF: Billie Smedts, Thomas Batten, Samuel McKinnon
F: Jarryd Lewis, Adam Wines, Joseph McKinnon
R: Jordan Dillon, Matthew Wines, Tom James
Int: Jye O'Brien, Lachlan Greig, Justin Wallace
B: Damien Bell, Patrick Pekin, Zane Barker
HB: Sam Hampshire, Edmund Pritchard, Rhys Egan
C: Thomas Haylock, Daniel Falcone, Felix Jones
HF: Patrick Haylock, Jake Wilson, Tanner Lovell
F: Tannar Stone, Ben Malcolm, Dylan Barr
R: , Aaron Shepherd, Daniel Jackson, Tylar Watts
Int: Thomas Sharp, Harry McIntyre, Harris Jennings
WARRNAMBOOL v. COBDEN
B: Martin Van Rooy, William Jacobs, Wil Fleming
HB: Jordan Foott, Sam Wilson, Alex Shippard
C: Austin Steere, Damien McCorkell, Bradley Bull
HF: Jye Turland, Sam Cowling, Harry Ryan
F: Jackson Bell, Darren Ewing, Luke Cody
R: Daniel Weymouth, Thomas Ludeman, Mitch Bidmade
Int from: Travis Graham, Kurt Lenehan, Jed Turland
B: Chris Paatsch, Tomas Lindquist, Lachlan Gass
HB: Sam Giblett, Christian Koroneos, Jesse Williamson
C: Zac Green, Tarj Anderson, Joshua Hickey
HF: Daniel Watson, Joshua Worboys, Jack McGlade
F: thomas spokes, Ben Berry, Louis Cahill
R: Toby Hawkins, Thomas Watson, Lachlan Davis
Int: Ashley Rosolin, Nicholas Nieuwenhuizen, Ned Dalziel
Emg: William Benallack, Mitch Reed
CAMPERDOWN v. TERANG MORTLAKE
B: Mitchell Danahay, Brendan Richardson, Angus Gordon
HB: Jason Robinson, Jack Williams, Luke O'Neil
C: Toby Kent, Riley Arnold, Matthew Field
HF: Bayley Thompson, Liam Darcy, Lachlan Bone
F: Charlie Lucas, Luke Mahony, Tim Fitzgerald
R: Will Rowbottom, Fraser Lucas, PJ Manivong
Int from: Billy Arnold, Joshua Bone, Edward Lucas, Chris Dendle
Emer: Charlie Brett, James Byrne
B: Joel Crawley, Ryan O'Connor, Macauley Carlin
HB: Tom McKenzie, Dylan Jones, Dominic Kenna
C: Nicholas Couch, Joseph Arundell, Isaac Kenna
HF: Harrison Hobbs, Lachlan Wareham, Tyson Densley
F: Kane Johnstone, Matthew Arundell, Jarryd Gardner
R: Stephen Staunton, Jordie McKenzie, Jarryd Hay
Int: Gus Bourke, Samuel Crawley, Ryan Tanner
Emg: Mitchell Carlin
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