BY ALEX TIGANI
There will be a notable absence from Singleton’s line-up in this finals series.
While the Singleton Roosters look to welcome back names such as reigning Davey medal winner Andrew Scott and Sam Brasington they will be without Cameron Saunders.
The 17-year-old, who has played 13 senior games since 2019, was hospitalised last Friday night following a motorcycle accident in Muswellbrook.
“All the toes on my right foot have been amputated and my foot hasn’t stabilised yet,” Saunders explained.
“I’ve had four surgeries but still need a few more before I can get a skin graft and it will be a very long and slow recovery.
“At this stage, I won’t know the full extent of the injuries yet.
“I also have a fractured elbow and nerve damage to my elbow which hasn’t really bothered me too much as most of the pain has been in my foot.”
When asked for some motivating words for his teammates (including twin brother Darcy) against Newcastle City this Saturday, the goal sneak had one simple instruction.
“We just need to play tough footy and then City won’t be able to match us,” he advised.