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Lions wait on Berry, Gardiner cleared

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Lions wait on Berry, Gardiner cleared

Jarrod Berry will omit at the least yet one more week with a lingering groin damage whereas Brisbane coach Chris Fagan admits he has some strong selection discussions forward with defender Darcy Gardiner cleared to face Fremantle on Sunday.

The Lions (4-3) contain been space to soar west to face the Dockers (4-3) however will in its effect host them at the Gabba after the most trendy West Australian COVID-19 anguish.

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Berry has overlooked the final two AFL games in addition to as rounds two and three this season with a hamstring complaint, with Fagan at the least impressed he became once able to speed freely at training this week.

Gardiner has been cleared of concussion despite the indisputable reality that however is now not any easy job to slot relief into the Lions’ defence after their shut-out of Port Adelaide final weekend.

James Madden became once solid on debut whereas Marcus Adams is reminding Fagan of his price after the well-built defender played correct once final season and 10 games in 2019.

“He’s (Gardiner) match to play .. we’ll contain to contain reasonably of a coupon chat with how we construction up with him relief and on hand and they’re consistently steady concerns to contain,” Fagan acknowledged.

“(Adams is) so mettlesome in the air, so strong … I’m so happy for Marcus because he’s had such a discouraged speed of damage and I consider he felt he became once letting the group down.

“So or no longer it is correct reward for a selection of bright work.”

After three consecutive wins and an surprising home recreation forward, Fagan acknowledged complacency had been stamped out early in the week.

“Fremantle will be galvanised by the expertise (of being forced to excessive themselves on the Gold Lunge for two weeks), groups strive to show that to their favour,” Fagan acknowledged.

“So if we consider for one second the recreation being right here is an encourage to us then that is the most necessary step in the direction of shedding the recreation.”

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Lions wait on Berry, Gardiner cleared