WANGARATTA Rovers may have found the key forward it has been desperately seeking since the departure of former AFL star Barry Hall.
The Hawks will unveil former Collingwood and Western Bulldogs reserve grade player Adam Skrobalak for Sunday’s blockbuster clash with archrival Wangaratta at the WJ Findlay Oval.
At this stage, Skrobalak will play just the one game for the Hawks as he is tied to home club Bacchus Marsh and has commitments with TAC Cup side Western Jets as an assistant coach.
Skrobalak’s connection to the Ovens and Murray club is through Hawks football operations manager Barry Sullivan after the pair met while playing tennis at Country Week this year.
Sullivan said Skrobalak was available for the Hawks this week due to the Jets playing the previous day against the Murray Bushrangers in Wangaratta.
But when pressed on whether Skrobalak could become a more permanent fixture in the Hawks’ line-up, Sullivan said it was a possibility.