Having actually kicked 10 objectives in his previous two outings versus the Cats– including 5 majors as a Crow in the 2018 preliminary last– Cameron will be front of mind for Scott on neutral territory at the SCG on Thursday night.
HE QUESTIONED his impact in a match-winning five-goal performance versus Geelong in 2015, now Cats coach Chris Scott has actually conceded Brisbanes Charlie Cameron is the “premier small forward in the competitors”.
” There arent any ideal ones however weve got another number of guys down there who are developing quite perfectly so it will not be simply restricted to Jed.”.
” I made some remarks when we played them last which was towards completion of in 2015 that I didnt believe he was unstoppable, thats simply a statement of fact.
Jed Bews once again appears the likely match-up for Cameron having conquered an ankle injury sustained last week.
” I believe hes the premier little forward of the competition, I do not think thats truly been in doubt,” Scott stated on Tuesday.
” I believed he was good late (when he) kicked a couple of objectives. I do not think he had a substantial influence on the game, however thats my initial reaction,” the Cats coach stated post-game..
Nevertheless, Scott said the Cats were continuing to weigh up whether to rest Gary Ablett– who is with the group in Sydney– off a five-day break after playing video game 350.
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” I rate him really, extremely extremely. All individuals who know anything about football do.
” We believe hes one of the better match-ups for him around the competition,” Scott said.
” Theyve got some outright stars, (Harris) Andrews as a crucial back, (Lachie) Neale as a mid, Cameron as a forward but there are lots of others really near that level.”.
Rhys Stanley (knee) remains at least a week away, while Tom Atkins (ribs) will miss a 2nd successive week.
” Hes not the only hazard, thats the part that makes them genuine contenders right at the minute, theyre not dependent on any gamers.
Chris Scott at training at Henson Park in Sydney on Tuesday. Picture: Getty Images.
The 2019 Virgin Australia AFL All Australian bagged five goals in the Lions one-point win over the Cats in round 22, however Scott wasnt encouraged he was the difference in the result.
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Gary Ablett and Patrick Dangerfield at Henson Park in Sydney on Tuesday. Photo: Getty Images.
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” Its an alternative for us not to play him today, weve certainly talked out about, spoken to him however we havent made that choice yet,” Scott said.
” Weve put a lot of believed into it,” Scott stated on Abletts choice to join his teammates in the center.
” Clearly its a tough time for him and has actually been for a long time however one of the things thats made him a champion over the years in my opinion is his (capability to) compartmentalise these things.”.
” Its an extremely individual choice for Gary and hes decided to elaborate a bit openly on it and actually he need to be the only spokesperson in concerns to his sensations and to a degree his plans.
” Right at the moment, were pressing on with a bit of a loose plan around what his next month-to-six weeks may appear like however keeping our alternatives open to change our mind when things occur.
Ablett required to social networks on Sunday to expose that his kid Levi was battling a uncommon and degenerative disease and Scott stated the Cats would do anything they might to support Ablett and his family.
After satisfying the Lions, the Cats will fly directly to Perth to start a minimum three-week stay that will include a clash against Collingwood while serving 14-day quarantine.