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Cats coach tips Christensen to fire

14/06/2011 02:56:17 PM Comments (0)

Geelong coach Chris Scott says versatile youngster Allen Christensen is ready to take the next step and become a permanent member of the team.

The first-year player, who can play midfield or up-front, suffered concussion in Geelong's round-nine clash with Carlton but has since recovered form and fitness in the VFL.

Christensen made his AFL debut in round two and has played six games. The 20-year-old boosted his hopes of a recall with a best on ground performance last weekend in the VFL against Werribee.

"He's shown at AFL level that he can handle the situations we require of him," Scott told the afl.com.au website on Tuesday.

"We would expect that he would come in and play well this week and hold his spot for some time."

Speedster David Wojcinski, who was rested from last week's win over Hawthorn with general soreness, is also expected to return for Saturday night's clash with St Kilda at the MCG.

Scott said midfielders Josh Cowan, Steven Motlop and Cameron Guthrie were under consideration.

"It's not a bad situation to be in," Scott said.

"We've got some young players that are playing well."

Geelong's run of 11 consecutive wins in 2011 began with their one-point victory over the Saints.

Only 12 goals were kicked in the game but Scott says he feels no particular pressure to make the re-match a more free-flowing affair.

"It's really hard for me to comment on the spectacle," Scott said.

"It's not down the bottom of my list of priorities, but it's towards the bottom.

"The most important thing is that we play well and we win. We're prepared to do anything within the rules to get that done.

"But I said after that round-one game that we would like to attack more.

"We think we're a more attacking side than we showed that night, and in some games we've done that quite well.

"But the most important thing against St Kilda is that we defend as well as they do, and we know they're going to defend well."

Grand finalists St Kilda jumped two spots on the ladder to ninth following last week's win over the Western Bulldogs.

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