Sunraysia football: Irymple's waiting game on Ben Tankard

Irymple's Ben Tankard. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Irymple's Ben Tankard. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

FINALS are all about taking risks, but Irymple will not chance key defender Ben Tankard for their preliminary final against Red Cliffs on Saturday at City Oval unless he can prove his fitness at training this week.

Tankard has not played since injuring his ankle in the first quarter of the Swallows’ last home-and-away match against Imperials.

Co-coach Todd George said it was a matter of waiting to see how Tankard performed at training throughout the week, with a decision on his availability not being made until Friday.

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