Wallis declares himself fit for finals

28 September 2020 19:50:04 GMTPlus11

Bulldogs star Mitch Wallis has made good progress from a shoulder injury and has declared himself fit to face St Kilda on Saturday.

The 27-year-old was sweating on his fitness after picking up the injury in the recent win over the Fremantle Dockers, but thankfully his recovery has gone according to plan.

Wallis missed the finals campaign in 2016 which saw the Bulldogs win the flag, and also the one in 2019, making him even more determined to be ready for 2020.

The forward has trained well and says with another solid week of training under his belt he will be fit and firing for the elimination final against Saints.

"I’m very lucky that we’ve been given the finals bye and that’s in place," Wallis told Triple M on Monday morning.

"I’ve got through the first week pretty well and I’ve got main training to get through on Wednesday, but all roads are leading to a positive outcome.

"I’m feeling good, I’m feeling strong and I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to take a hell of a lot more than this to keep me from playing this final, I can tell you that much."

Wallis has been a revelation for the Bulldogs since switching from midfield to forward in 2020, kicking 24 goals in 17 games.

That puts him top of the charts for the Bulldogs, and as well as his goal-kicking prowess, his leadership skills out on the park will also give the rest of the side a lift.

The Bulldogs are priced at 7/10 to beat the Saints, who are 61/50.

The Bulldogs are 2122/1 to win the grand final.

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