SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17: Steve Johnson of the Giants kicks during the Greater Western Sydney GIants AFL Intra-Club match at Tom Wills Oval on February 17, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Former Geelong star Steve Johnson has shown his new teammates that he still has what it takes, impressing in today’s intra-club match.

Johnson kicked one goal and and set up several others, earning praise from coach Leon Cameron.

“Sometimes it’s hard to get stimulated for experienced players but in Steve’s case I thought he was good,” Cameron said.

“His quality ball use and his ability to hit targets going forward is what makes him such a clever player, you could clearly see on three or four occasions today it helped us score. He is starting to form some synergy among our young forwards.”

Young injury plagued forward Jon Patton also impressed, while midfielder Ryan griffin kicked three goals in the first half and had plenty of the ball.

“Griffen was the stand out in the first half,” Cameron said.

“He’s dropped four or five kilograms, he’s in a good space and he’s covering the ground well. He is looking to really stamp his authority going forward this year.”

The Giants play their first NAB Challenge match against the Western Bulldogs in Canberra on Thursday February 25.


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