Gary Ablett is looking superb on the Geelong training track according to former Essendon skipper Tim Watson.
The two-time Brownlow medallist has returned to the Cats at the age of 33 and is driven to prove his doubters wrong.
“My very good spy down Geelong way has told me that Gary Ablett has not only not lost anything, but he may be coming back to Geelong better than he has ever been before,” Watson told SEN Breakfast.
“He said he looked not just one class above everybody else on the field, but two classes above everybody else on the field, and some very good players were playing down there yesterday.”
Ablett is expected to spend majority of his time in the midfield, with stints resting forward also sure to excite fans around the league.
After playing just the 14 games last season for the Suns as a result of various injuries, many pundits query his ability to stay on the park for Geelong, but a strong pre-season has placed him in a great position to do so.
Superstar teammate Patrick Dangerfield is confident Ablett is set for a huge year and is excited about the prospect of lining up next to him.
“I think Gary’s footy will do the talking,” Dangerfield said.
“We’re very excited with what he’s going to bring. Write him off at your own peril, because I think he’s got a few points to prove.”
Ablett is hoping to add to his trophy cabinet which already includes two flags, two Brownlows and eight All-Australian guernseys.