Blues forward raring to get back in action

18 May 2020 18:20:56 GMTPlus10

Carlton's Mitch McGovern is delighted to be back in team training, and feels ready to go.

The former Adelaide forward, who is in his second season with the Blues, is confident of reaping full reward from his time training on his own.

It has got him back to fitness, after he'd been on a modified training program in the run-up to round 1.

"It's a great opportunity for people like myself to get ahead in that area, or catch up. I was a bit behind last year and early on in my career," said the 25-year-old.

"To get the opportunity now and time in the legs where it's predominantly all running and minimal footy contact, I think it has helped a truckload."

However, Charlie Curnow will miss the rest of the season, which McGovern admits is a blow.

But he says the playing group have full faith in the football staff of the club.

"We'll be missing Charlie because he's a huge asset and an unbelievable player for us: we can't wait to get him up and running," added McGovern, who kicked one goal in the opening-round defeat to Richmond.

"We're a unit: all six of us forwards pull our part and do what we have to do to get the job done. Harry McKay, Levi Casboult, myself and Jack Silvagni will try to pull our weight where we can."

McKay is another who has declared himself ready to go, having overcome a groin issue.

The tall forward said it was really exciting to be back, adding: "I can get some work in and a bit of training: the body is feeling really good. I'm in full training today and, if I get picked, I'll be able to play in Round 2."

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