FAST GAME: Brennan Dempsey scoops up the ball for Brothers Bulldogs in the preliminary final.
FAST GAME: Brennan Dempsey scoops up the ball for Brothers Bulldogs in the preliminary final. Paul Donaldson BUNAFL

Mybe to step up to the challenge

IN-DEMAND playmaker Moses Mbye will be forced to step up as the Bulldogs' go-to man following the news halfback Trent Hodkinson will miss the rest of the season.

The New South Wales No.7 left the field with a wrist injury against the Knights on Saturday evening.

Making the loss even more difficult to cover for Bulldogs coach Des Hasler is the fact five-eighth Josh Reynolds has been sidelined with a knee injury over the past month.

Hodkinson's cool-headedness was a feature of Canterbury's strong form in the finals series last year, before losing to the Rabbitohs in the premiership decider.