Scott excited by new forward line

19 February 2021 19:57:36 GMTPlus11

Geelong coach Chris Scott says the "early signs are good" as Jeremy Cameron and Tom Hawkins attempt to form a fearsome new-look forward line for the Cats in 2021.

Hawkins has been the mainstay of the Geelong forward line in recent years and showed there is no sign of him slowing down as he picked up the Coleman Medal in 2020.

Now he has been joined by another former Coleman medallist in the form of Cameron, there could be some exciting times on the horizon for Geelong.

The Cats pulled out all the stops to get Cameron on board from GWS and head coach Chris Scott could not be happier with the way things are going.

It is still very early days and too early to say whether the duo will gel together, but Scott has been encouraged by what he has seen so far.

Scott has suggested they will share the deep role in the Cats forward line and the signs are good despite having a limited amount of time to work together.

"We'd always like more (time to prepare) and I think it's something that's going to evolve over the next couple of years," Scott said.

"We're optimistic the two of them, along with others, can form a synergy but we're not putting a deadline on it that they need to make it work perfectly by round one.

"I think it's reasonable to say our plan is for Tom and Jeremy to be the mainstays in our forward line. We'd like them to have a little bit more time together, but I can say the early signs are good."

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