TAREE will have four players either out or in doubt for tomorrow's Coastal Premier League football encounter against fourth placed Boambee at Boambee.
As with most other clubs in the CPL this will be Taree's third game in a week after playing Port Saints on Wednesday night. Taree coach Ben Sedlen said the schedule has taken a toll on his young squad.
"They're young blokes and they're all fit but it's a different type of fitness. They're not used to the contact of senior football yet,'' Sedlen explained.
"There's a lot of sore bodies at the moment. But we knew what we were getting ourselves into when we joined the competition and we knew it would involve midweek games.''
Midfielder Reglis Hajdinaj was hobbling on a strained hamstring after the 2-0 loss to Saints and he almost certainly won't play.
James Goldsmith is still a couple of weeks away from returning from a knee injury while Matt Collier also has a knee problem. Goal keeper Curtis Jones is battling a finger injury, although Sedlen said there's some hope he might be right.
Canan O'Donnell was sent off late in the game against Port Saints.
Taree's reserve grade has yet to win a match and Sedlen admits the club's depth 'is a bit thin.'
"We might wait to pick the side on the way up in the bus,'' Sedlen quipped.
In other CPL games on Saturday Manning Valley Rangers host Northern Storm, Sawtell meet Coffs United, Coffs Tigers tackle Port Saints and Port United will be at home to Kempsey Saints.