THEY were recruited with an eye to the long-term, but that doesn’t mean Rob Beveridge isn’t expecting a lot from rookies Emmett Naar and Daniel Grida in the short-term.
The pair have been naturally hit and miss but have brought plenty of youthful energy in their first professional campaigns.
They can also expect to see plenty more court time in the coming weeks, Naar in particular amid Cedric Jackson’s fitness concerns.
“It’s one of those things with these young guys that I want to show some faith and throw them in the deep end a little bit,” Beveridge said.
“I did that the other night [against Sydney] when the starting group really struggled. When you bring the young guys on with the energy it got us going.
“You look at Emmett, he’s a very crafty and highly intelligent player and if you tell him to run through a brick wall he’ll run through the wall for you.
“I have absolute faith that he’ll be able to get us going if Cedric doesn’t play and if he does hopefully take some pressure off him.”