WANGARATTA City Football Club’s 2017 season kicks off on Sunday at South Wangaratta Reserve, with the Red Devils raring to get a much hyped season under way against Wodonga Heart.
While the loss of key centre back Stoycho Ivanov with a knee injury will keep the keen Bulgarian on the sidelines for at least another month, recruits Riley Hamilton and Chris Galea will step up in his place in their debuts for the club.
Lachie Campbell will make his first senior start for the club, but Murray United and Red Devils 2016 keeper Ben Russell is set to miss this weekend’s clash.
“Jaxon Osmotherly has kept all preseason for us and will do the job on the weekend as well,” Red Devils assistant coach Mario Antonello said.
“Murray United’s keeper is unavailable so Ben will play for them.
“We are certainly not at full strength going into the match this weekend, but everyone is looking forward to the first game.