Daniher settling into Lions pride

06 January 2021 16:21:10 GMTPlus11

New Lions recruit Joe Daniher is settling into Brisbane life very nicely according to captain Dayne Zorko, who has backed the forward to be a big hit in 2021.

Much was made of Daniher's decision to move away from Essendon during the Trade Period, but Zorko is in no doubt he made the right call and is backing him to shine.

Being away from Melbourne where all things footy are constantly in the spotlight, will present Daniher with the opportunity to flourish according to Zorko.

And he appears to be adapting nicely already.

"Since the season finished, Joe stayed up here the whole time so he’s been around the group the past three months, training with them and has fitted in absolutely seamlessly," Zorko said.

"He’s fitted into this lifestyle really well. He seems to be a guy that likes to just float undercover as much as possible and get his work done, and he’s been able to do that here.

"I’m really glad that he could come up here and enjoy his football again, and mingle with the guys which he’s done already."

Zorko has also saluted the rest of the Lions players, who have been putting in the hard work to ensure they are stronger than ever for the new campaign.

"As early as November there were a group of 15 to 20 constantly every second day training together," he added. "You’d go into the club gym and there’d be a copious amount of people in there working to get better, so no surprise that the boys have come back in really good shape."

The Lions are priced at 15/2 to win the AFL grand final.

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