Bombers coach says 2019 Ovens and King season a stepping stone in re-build
Training has also been going since January and Murray said if the Bombers could land a couple of more recruits before the season he would be delighted.
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“These guys coming in will make a difference and we’re working on a few more.
“We’re waiting on a couple of guys at the moment that would make a big difference.
“They are going to play a couple of practice matches for us and if that goes well we’re hoping they will convert into clearances.
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“I think it’s been something like 21 clearances go in,” Murray said.
“We know Darby is going back and one other guy is leaving but he didn’t play a game last year.
“It’s pretty good that we’re 19 in front of last year and we’ve also got about a dozen guys returning to the club that are still registered with us.
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