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Bradshaw confident of Swans' potency

By Adrian Warren 23/03/2010 07:20:49 PM Comments (0)

He's barely laced a boot for Sydney yet, but prized recruit Daniel Bradshaw predicts the Swans will boast a potent forward line in this year's AFL competition.

The former Brisbane Lions full forward will spearhead a revamped Swans forward line.

With Barry Hall departed and Michael O'Loughlin retired, Bradshaw will lead Sydney's line, assisted by exciting youngster Jesse White and dual Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes at centre half-forward.

Bradshaw has yet to play a game for the Swans after a knee arthroscopy interrupted his pre-season campaign.

However, the 31-year-old declared himself "very confident" of making his debut in Saturday's opening round fixture against St Kilda in Sydney and was excited about the Swans' forward line.

"I've had a couple of really tough weeks on the training track testing my knee and I've got through that alright and I've been pulling up really well," Bradshaw told AAP.

"The guys have been playing an exciting brand of footy and I think we're trying to move the ball a lot quicker into the forward line.

"Obviously Goodesy and Jesse down there, I haven't had heaps of time out on the track with them, so that's probably going to be a challenge for us for the next few weeks.

"I think it's going to be a really potent forward line, we're going to test a lot of defenders out and put a lot of pressure on teams.

"I can't wait to get out there. We've got a lot of good small forwards running around."

Part of Brisbane's glorious premiership-winning era, Bradshaw downplayed his own expectations at his new home.

"I'm not putting too many high expectations on myself, but I think as a team, what we've shown in the early games of the season, we might be a fair chance to get into the eight."

Sydney coach Paul Roos said the Swans would have no excuses heading into round one.

Acknowledging it might take a little time for Bradshaw to fully integrate into the Sydney set-up, Roos believed it could be three or four rounds before the Swans hit their peak.

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