Kris Kahler.
Kris Kahler. Craig Warhurst

Swan back on deck for Devils

GYMPIE Devils coach Kris Kahler is hoping today's match will be the rebirth of the Gympie Devils in the 2012 season.

If it is Kahler won't be there to witness the event.

The Devils coach won't play today or coach - he is in Cairns for his brother's wedding.

But he said he expected the Devils to be in top form for the clash against Caloundra.

The Sharks would come into the game in good form after a win against competition frontrunners Caboolture last weekend.

Kahler said it would be a tough match against the Sharks but the return of Nick Swan from injury would give the Devils some attacking spark.

"We have got Swanny back, which is massive for us," Kahler said.

"Our problem all year is that we can't score points.

"We have the best forward pack in the competition but we can't score.

"Swanny is the key to scoring points, he has only really played one game and then we lost (Ben) Harney and (Craig) Marshall as well.

"Now we have Swanny back we should look up for the rest of the year."

Kahler has handed the coaching reigns to Kaine Ernst and Darren Burns for the match.

He said the pair would look after the team well.

The Devils action would get underway at 3.15pm with the under-18s, the reserves at 4.45pm and A-grade at 6.30pm.

Full bar and canteen facilities are available at Jack Stokes.

 

Devils line up

1. Nick Swan

2. Trent Lovett

3. Dan McMah

4. Ben Ashford

5. Tom White

6. Mitch Heaton

7. Dave Cutler

8. Kurt Fleming

9. Shaun Wilson

10. Adam Starr

11. Riley McDowall

12. Reece Coleman   

13. Billy Rogers

14. Paul Smith

15. Ben Santowski

16. Josh Greaves    

17. To be advised

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