Tigers’ mixed bag

Carroll a surprise inclusion, but Johnston breaks leg

GLENROWAN gained one star player, but lost another during an eight-point win over Bright.

IT was a case of revolving doors for Ovens and King ladder leader Glenrowan on Saturday, with the Kelly Tigers gaining one star player, but losing another during an eight-point win over Bright.

After plenty of talk over the past couple of months, Glenrowan finally unveiled former Melbourne defender Nathan Carroll, who despite a fair bit of rust was an imposing figure at centre half forward.

But Carroll’s link to the club, close mate Paul Johnston, could miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg in the opening half.

The loss of Johnston, who had kicked 57 goals from 11 matches heading into Saturday’s game, will create a significant void for the Tigers.

But coach Nigel Robinson said Carroll had committed to Glenrowan for the rest of the season and would have a big impact over the next two months.

“PJ (Johnston) was just running into a contest, and he went over the top of a player who was on the ground,” Robinson said.

“We’re just finding out the results of his scans now, but it looks like a clean break of the fibula, so I think they are going to look at surgery.”

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