THE Bendigo Pioneers will be aiming to halt a four-game losing streak and return to the winner's list when they play a home game at Echuca's Victoria Park.
The Pioneers (2-4) will clash with the Sandringham Dragons (4-2) from 1pm in round eight of the NAB League on Saturday.
After making a positive start to the season with back-to-back wins in rounds one and two, the Pioneers have since lost four in a row - two by less than a kick against Tasmania last weekend and the Northern Knights.
The Pioneers will be determined to make an early impact on Saturday having been outscored 50-7 in first quarters in their past two games and forced to play catch-up football.
The Pioneers' team named on Thursday featured seven inclusions into an extended squad of 26 - Sam McGlone, Noah Walsh, Jack Merrin, Kye Attwell, Liam Latch, Cooper Smith and Riley Wilson
BENDIGO PIONEERS - 12th (2-4, 100.0%).
SANDRINGHAM DRAGONS - 4th (4-2, 174.2%).
Victoria Park - Echuca
B: 48. J. Guiney, 34. W. Wallace, 26. N. Walsh
HB: 17. L. Fitzgerald, 44. S. O'Farrell, 10. B. Vaz
C: 31. R. Ironside, 21. R. Wilson, 19. B. Worme
HF: 30. J. Dick-O'Flaherty, 32. K. Attwell, 29. J. Ginnivan
F: 59. R. Clarke, 22. J. Treacy, 28. Z. Murley
R: 11. A. Gundry, 20. J. Schischka, 1. S. Conforti
Int: 2. J. Hickman, 47. L. Latch, 5. B. Lee, 39. S. McGlone, 60. J. Merrin, 25. W. Shaw, 27. C. Smith
23P: 40. J. Evans
In: S. McGlone, N. Walsh, J. Merrin, K. Attwell, L. Latch, C. Smith, R. Wilson
Out: C. Fisher, E. Roberts, B. Rowles, K. Lloyd
B: 74. H. Loughnan, 33. C. Watts, 41. M. Tsiros
HB: 17. T. Milne, 18. J. Lloyd, 7. J. Voss
C: 43. J. Bowey, 5. R. Byrnes, 15. A. Hanrahan
HF: 23. J. Florent, 14. K. Yorke, 38. B. Krongold
F: 27. N. Bufalo, 32. J. Bell, 35. L. Lamble
R: 30. A. Courtney, 6. M. Bergman, 8. T. Deane-Johns
Int: 28. R. Bowman, 25. J. Brazionis, 22. J. Cowden, 50. T. Grant, 47. N. Grech, 68. W. Skinner, 40. R. Virtue
23P: 63. T. Spencer
In: N. Bufalo, J. Florent, W. Skinner, N. Grech, T. Grant, T. Spencer, M. Tsiros
Out: T. Murray, F. Rosman, G. Grey, B. O'Leary
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