Geelong’s highly effective ahead line, which badly misfired in opposition to Brisbane, will likely be boosted by the return of goal-sneak Gryan Miers for the Cats’ AFL conflict with Essendon on Friday.
Arguably essentially the most harmful forward-50 set-up within the AFL when up and going, the Cats have been held to only seven targets in a 44-point defeat to the Lions final Thursday evening.
However Miers, who has been lacking because the Cats’ round-seven loss to Sydney, provides a unique dimension alongside Tom Hawkins, Jeremy Cameron and Gary Rohan.
“We have solely misplaced one sport so (Miers) is not calling himself the barometer simply but,” Cats coach Chris Scott stated.
“However he is bought a unique set of expertise to our different forwards.
“He is a sensible participant, nice purpose sense, and is an elite runner, and whenever you take elite runners out of your staff it all the time has a little bit of an impression.”
Since Cameron made his Geelong debut in spherical six in opposition to West Coast, he has booted 25 targets, Hawkins has kicked 21 and Rohan has added 17 to place worry into opposition defences till final week.
In the meantime, Scott stated Quinton Narkle was in rivalry for a recall however couldn’t assure discovering a spot for the stylish midfielder, who is for certain to draw consideration from rival golf equipment throughout this 12 months’s commerce interval.
The 23-year-old has struggled to cement a spot within the Cats’ skilled line-up, regardless of a career-best 34 possessions in opposition to Gold Coast in spherical 10.
“I would like to have him within the staff and by no means have him exit once more for a decade. But it surely’s not that easy,” Scott stated.
“One of many unlucky issues for Quinton is that he is been an excellent sub for us.
“We’re not going to go away him out of our 22 for too lengthy, that is for certain.”