St Kilda Sam Fisher has joined the AFL side for their Anzac Day clash with Brisbane in Wellington but is no certainty to play in their winning line-up.
Defender Sam Fisher has flown out with St Kilda for their Anzac Day AFL clash with Brisbane in Wellington but admits he’s no certainty to crack their winning line-up.
The former All-Australian defender travelled with the Saints on Tuesday but, with the unheralded Saints shocking highly rated Essendon by 16 points, he was unsure whether his boots would be needed on Friday night.
Fisher made his return through the VFL in his first game of the season after overcoming a troublesome hamstring injury.
“We’ve got a few new inclusions in there, which has helped, and they’ve been pretty solid so far,” the 31-year-old two-time best and fairest winner said.
“I’ll train this week but it’s probably hard to fit me in after a good win on the weekend.
“We had a good win down at Ballarat in the reserves so, fingers crossed, I can get back into the side.”
While outsiders might be surprised by St Kilda’s 3-2 start to the year, Fisher said the players and coaching staff weren’t.
“If we asked you guys whether we were going to be three and two at the start of the year, you probably would have said no.
“As long as we keep playing the style of football we want, we know where we can get.”
Meanwhile, Saints forward Adam Schneider has accepted a one-match ban for striking Essendon’s Mark Baguley and will miss Friday’s game.
Schneider made an impressive return from a back injury against the Bombers, kicking two goals and winning 22 possessions.