YOU COULD be excused for deduction Gold Coast safeguard. Sam Collins has blended feelings in front of Sunday’s match against previous club Fremantle.
After 14 diversions for the Dockers. Crosswise over 2016 and 2017, Collins was cut, compelling him to VFL club Werribee to modify his vocation.
Still only 24, Collins was grabbed by the Suns. As a feature of the AFL’s uncommon help bundle toward the finish of last season.
Considerably speedier than his AFL profession was in the groove again, Collins has turned into a basic individual from Gold Coast’s protective unit following the season-finishing ACL damage to Rory Thompson.
In front of playing Ross Lyon’s men at Metricon Stadium on Sunday. Collins disclosed to AFL.com.au he had no evil emotions towards Fremantle.
“When you take a gander at it, they gave me the arse however nobody lifted me up, so it was on me to demonstrate I personally merit another split and Gold Coast took a punt on me,” he said.
“I need to reimburse that support. Don’t have to do anything uncommon.
“I will be somewhat apprehensive. I assume in light of the fact that I’m playing against folks I used to play with, however, I’m truly energized for it.”
Collins is framing some portion of an undersized backline close by 100-gamer Jack Hombsch and great second-year safeguard Charlie Ballard; each of the three stand 195cm or less.
What Collins needs in stature, he compensates for with quality and capacity to vigorously run superior to most players his size.
He was strong against St Kilda a week ago, and his last play challenge against Jack Newnes, where the two players impacted while challenging the ball, was appeared Gold Coast’s survey as a standard it needs to maintain.
The occurrence left Collins marginally entranced, and he expected to pass the blackout convention all week.
Moreover, The ever-charming, regularly grinning protector said Thompson’s damage had opened the entryway for him, and now he needed to pummel it shut.
“When he went down it most likely expanded my odds of playing,” Collins said.
“I’m only glad to go out there, play as well as can be expected and attempt and duplicate him. It’s a major gap to fill.
“Coming here I didn’t have even an inkling where I was, yet I simply put my head down.
“Until somebody can thump me off the roost. I’m going to continue endeavouring to expand on things and attempt to be reliable with my execution.
However, “It was extremely awful for Rory, yet I feel as if myself, ‘Hombschy’ and Charlie, and whoever else, will probably cooperate.”