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"He’s been flying ever since": Patrick Dangerfield excited by Cats recruits


Patrick Dangerfield says Geelong's high-profile recruits have made a positive imprint on their new teammates.

Dangerfield expects ex-Saint Jack Steven and former Adelaide teammate Josh Jenkins to play key roles, as they look to cover the loss of All-Australian midfielder Tim Kelly.

“We’re in good shape, as many clubs are,” the 2016 Brownlow Medallist told SEN's Dwayne's World.

“Jack’s a four-time best and fairest winner. He had a bit of a hiccup pre-Christmas with his calf, but he’s been flying ever since,” Dangerfield said.

“He’s a really determined character and you can see why he’s been such a good player.

“Josh will certainly feature for us and play a role in the forward line and potentially further up the ground as well.”

The AFLPA President also provided an update on the Bushfire Relief State of Origin match and reaffirmed his desire to pull on the Big V guernsey.

“I’m really keen to play. Games like this they don’t just happen, it obviously takes a lot of logistical work to get rolling,” he said.

“The AFL, AFLPA and players have been putting their heads together and working around the clock to make it as good a spectacle as possible but also that it generates as much money to these communities that have been heavily hit.

“I think we’ll see the squads announced in the next few weeks.”

Geelong face the Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium in their first Marsh Community Series match on February 22.

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