Merrrivale has gained yet another star recruit to strengthen its Warrnambool and District league outfit.
Favourite son Tate Porter has returned to Tigerland after playing the opening rounds of the season with Hampden league club South Warrnambool.
Tigers coach Jason Rowan confirmed that Porter would run through the midfield in the Tigers' match against Kolora-Noorat on Saturday.
"Obviously it's great to get him back," he said.
"He was a big part of our midfield last year.
"He's a good on-baller and a guy that wins you games of footy on the inside and outside."
Porter made the switch to South Warrnambool during the off-season and was in the Roosters' best when they thumped Portland two weeks ago.
He also kicked three goals in that match, his second senior appearance of the season.
But he's back at Tigerland where he played 15 matches last season and kicked three goals.
Rowan said the Tigers were excited to have their former teammate back.
"The boys love him, he's great for the club," he said.
The Tiger's acquisition comes after former Koroit gun Blair McCutcheon joined the Tigers three weeks ago.
During pre-season, Merrivale also gained Angus Campbell and Todd McLean from Koroit while Charlie McDonald switched from Dennington.
Fourth-placed Merrivale will be looking to bounce back after its five-goal loss to Nirranda last week.
But it will have to break Kolora-Noorat's impressive winning streak.
The top of the ladder Power are undefeated and will be fresh after their bye.
Meanwhile, Allansford wants to get back on the winner's list when it faces Dennington.
Russells Creek is hoping to give Old Collegians a shake.
The second-placed Warriors have only dropped one match this season.
East Warrnambool is looking for two wins in a row when it meets South Rovers.
But the Lions want their second straight victory as well.
Timboon Demons will take on Nirranda.
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