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Burgoyne a chance to make Hawks debut

By Melissa Woods 12/04/2010 05:34:17 PM Comments (0)

Big-name Hawthorn recruit Shaun Burgoyne is a chance to make his debut with his new AFL club in Saturday night's crunch game against Collingwood at the MCG.

Since his switch from Port Adelaide, Burgoyne has battled knee and hamstring injuries, but Hawthorn teammate Campbell Brown said the 27-year-old was ready to play, either in the senior side or for VFL team Box Hill.

"It's exciting, he'll definitely be in the mix," Brown said, adding that the Hawks had dubbed Burgoyne "Silk" because of his silky skills.

"It's been hard for him having to sit out, I'm sure he wants to prove himself. It will be good to have him running around."

Brown said Clinton Young would also be in senior contention, while fellow midfielder Brad Sewell was a week away from returning from a collarbone injury.

Former North Melbourne defender Josh Gibson, awaiting results of a scan on his injured hamstring, is expected to be sidelined for some weeks.

But midfielder Jordan Lewis should play the Magpies despite being carried off after suffering a heavy head knock in a collision with the Western Bulldogs' Jarrod Harbrow at Etihad Stadium on Sunday night.

Brown described the hit as the hardest he'd ever seen and praised Lewis for his bravery in running with the flight of the ball.

"I was right there for the contact and it was huge, a very courageous act," he said.

"It was great to see him eventually come back on and I spoke to him today and he's feeling pretty good."

He said Lewis's courage inspired teammates.

"When players are going to be that committed to the cause of playing for Hawthorn and winning games, we know we're going to win more than we lose," he said.

Hawthorn have won their past four games against Collingwood, a stretch dating back to 2007.

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