GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Luke Parker of the Swans leads the team out during the round six AFL match between the Geelong Cats and Sydney Swans at GMHBA Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Sydney Swans midfielder Luke Parker has said this weekend's 2022 grand final rematch against Geelong "might stir the boys on a bit", but the Swans are solely focused on the here and now.

Geelong will unveil their premiership flag in front of fans at GMHBA Stadium after beating Sydney by 81 points last year.

Sydney will be looking to avoid the mistakes they made on that final Saturday in September. However, when asked about the rematch, Parker said that the game was a long time ago and the Swans were treating it like any other game.

"There's the history of what happened last year, I'm sure it might stir the boys on a bit," Parker told reporters on Thursday.

"For us, it's about continuing just to perform to the ability that we can and getting those runs on the board early in the season."

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Parker welcomed the challenge that awaits the Swans despite a growing injury list, with the McCartin brothers, Lance Franklin, Joel Amartey and potentially Dane Rampe all missing the trip down to Geelong.

"No doubt we've still got some key players out and we've got some young boys who probably might be their first time at the Cattery," Parker said.

"It's always a challenge down there and it's one we're looking forward to.

"It's one of those ones that can be a momentum builder going forward."

The Swans will have to find a solution for the in-form Jeremy Cameron, who has already kicked 22 goals from five games this season, whilst Tom Hawkins is also starting to fire, having kicked six goals from his last two outings.

"Jezza's on fire at the moment and he's kicking bags of goals every week, so hopefully not this weekend," the Swans' co-captain said.

"I'm not sure who gets that role exactly, whether it's Blakes (Nick Blakey) or Foxy (Robbie Fox), but no doubt we'll put some time into him."

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Tom Hawkins of the Cats celebrates the first goal of the match goal during the 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 24, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Parker also briefly touched on Paddy McCartin, after he suffered the tenth concussion of his career in Round 4.

"He's got a bit ahead of him and got some decisions to make but he's his usual self around the club which is great," Parker said.

The Swans will take on Geelong at 7:25pm (AEST) at GMBHA Stadium.