Photos (Top to Bottom): Kwon has signed a contract in Indonesia; The three latest Koreans to arrive have already left [PlessPix]
Glenorchy Knights play Taroona at 6.30pm today at Prince of Wales Bay in a final hit-out before the Knights take on Melbourne Knights this weekend.
“We will be missing a few players tonight who, hopefully, will be okay come Saturday,” said Glenorchy Knights coach, Nick Harrison.
“Jackson Marsh is ill, Jason Dawes is injured and Tom Sherman, Will Roberts and Jade Clay will also miss tonight’s game.
“This will enable some fringe players to have a run out.
“We will be looking to win, but I think the most important thing is to get a game played and work on certain things that we have been training on over the last six or seven weeks.”
Harrison expressed disappointment at going into the game against Melbourne Knights with so little preparation.
“In all honesty, with our inter-club training game cancelled Wednesday and the Metro game being cancelled on Saturday, we will be going into the Melbourne game with only one friendly under our belts, which will be our game against Taroona tonight,” Harrison said.
“Obviously, I would have liked to have had more friendly matches prior to this weekend.
“We will finalise our squad for Saturday after a training session on Thursday evening.
“We have a few concerns with a few players but, hopefully, all players will be available come Saturday.”
Glenorchy Knights will meet Melbourne Knights at KGV park at 6pm on Saturday.
Harrison said Sunday’s match at KGV Park against the Melbourne Knights at 4pm will consist of a select team.
“The team will consist of five or six ex-Tasmanian Institute of Sport players, along with the Foley twins and seven or eight Glenorchy Knights players,” he said.
“This squad is yet to be finalised, but will be coached by Dean May and myself.
“The other TIS boys include Cam Sweeney, Cam Williams, Alex Nandan, Jamie De Smit and Hugo Bladel.”
South Hobart’s South Korean utility player, Kwon, has been signed by an Indonesian club.
Makassar have signed Kwon on a 2-year deal which will see him earn $7,000 a month, together with a car and match bonuses.
The other three Koreans who arrived a couple of weeks ago have already left, probably back to Korea.
Makassar is in South Sulawesi in Indonesia.
Metro's scheduled game this weekend against South Hobart for the Steve Robins trophy has been postponed because no venue is available.
The late Steve Robins played for both Metro and South Hobart and this trophy is in his memory and is competed for each year by the two clubs.