GWS forward gets Greene light

24 June 2020 18:42:33 GMTPlus10

Greater Western Sydney could have a triple boost going into Friday's clash with Collingwood.

Superstar forward Toby Greene will return to action following knee soreness, while midfield duo Josh Kelly and Lachie Whitfield could also play.

Kelly was a late withdrawal from last Friday's 24-point defeat to Western Bulldogs due to calf tightness, while Whitfield was forced out of the game in the first quarter due to concussion following a big hit from Aaron Naughton.

The midfielders are still in some doubt for the game against the unbeaten Magpies, but Greene has predicted they will both be available as GWS look to return to the form they showed in their season-opener against Geelong.

Leon Cameron's side beat the Cats by 32 points, but since the resumption of the campaign, they have gone down to North Melbourne and the Bulldogs.

Greene said: "I was pretty close to playing last week, but I'm all good for this week and I'm looking forward to Friday night footy.

"I thought I did convince him (Cameron). He talked me out of it, so I wasn't too happy.

"It's always frustrating watching any game, so it was disappointing with how the result turned out and how we played. It is what it is though and we'll try to make amends for it."

The Giants beat Collingwood by four points in a thrilling preliminary final last year, but Greene regards them as the form side of the competition at the moment.

"We just need to get back to the way we want to play footy ... it's not like we've forgotten how to do it or anything like that, it's more about delivering on the weekend," he said.

Greater Western Sydney are 5/1 to win the Grand Final.

The Giants are 23/20 to win their next game against Collingwood, who are 3/4.

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