Australian football Hall of Famer Terry Wallace admits he is concerned about Sydney as their injury list mounts.
The Swans missed the eight for the first time in a long time in 2019, but will struggle to make the climb up the ladder without a fit list available.
Wallace said he is apprehensive about where they sit at this stage because of the health of their list.
“The Sydney Swans, I’m a little bit worried about,” he told SEN’s Dwayne’s World.
“They had a practice hit out on Friday. Now we’re still a couple of weeks away from the first hit out, but why I’m just a little concerned, as Melbourne were this time last year, it’s all the big blokes that are off the track for Sydney at the moment.
“Lance Franklin is not out there at the moment, Sam Reid is not out there, Dane Rampe is not out there, Isaac Heeney, we know about his injury, Callum Sinclair is not out there, Sam Naismith is still not out on the track for a third pre-season in a row, Tom McCartin is not on the track at the moment.
“Now, they’ve got time still, so it’s not panic stations by any stretch of the imagination, but you’d want to see those boys get some continuity over the Marsh series to at least get a game in.
“When I look at the Swannies, that Franklin and Reid combination just becomes absolutely critical that they can get those two guys on the park.
“Last year, they just did not kick enough goals as a team. Buddy kicked 27 last year and Reid kicked 28 last year and that just isn’t going to get it done and it just worries me that they’ve got all these big boys off the track again.”