Hawkins hails Cameron arrival

12 January 2021 16:07:33 GMTPlus11

Geelong forward Tom Hawkins has welcomed the arrival of Jeremy Cameron and believes the two of them will work well together in the 2021 AFL campaign.

The Cats pulled out all the stops to land Cameron from GWS during the Trade Period and will now boast a new mean-looking forward line when the new season gets underway.

The task of getting the two guns gelling together before the first game of the season has started and Coleman Medallist Hawkins is optimistic for the future.

"We trained together yesterday as a forward group and we will continue to work as a whole on our patterns and synergy together," Hawkins told reporters on Tuesday.

"We're both very different players, he's more agile and leaner than me but at the same time he is really powerful. I'd say we will both get a look deep and we'll both get up the ground at stages."

Geelong made it to the grand final before losing to Richmond last season, and expectations will be high once again following the arrival of Cameron, Isaac Smith and Shaun Higgins during the off-season.

"I think you have no other choice but to embrace it," Hawkins added. "We are well aware that the expectation of playing in a grand final, which ultimately we lost, and bringing in some experience means there will be external pressure.

"Internally we haven't spoken about it yet but the majority of the list arrived last Wednesday and we want to win a premiership.

"That is our ultimate goal, so we will embrace the challenge that is in front of us."

The Cats are priced at 11/2 to win the AFL grand final.

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