Garry Lyon has taken purpose at GWS ruckman Braydon Preuss after the Giants star was suspended for per week.
Preuss copped a one-match ban for his off-the-ball strike on Fremantle’s David Mundy and can miss Saturday’s blockbuster towards reigning premiers Melbourne, leaving the inexperienced Matthew Flynn to deal with ruck duties towards famous person Max Gawn.
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Giants coach Leon Cameron was dissatisfied in his huge man and Demons legend Lyon additionally took purpose on Thursday morning.
“He made an interesting decision to go to Melbourne at a time when they had the best ruckman in the competition, and he’s had injuries,” Lyon instructed SEN Breakfast.
“He’s gone to the Giants, he’s exactly what they need given that ‘Mummy’ (Shane Mumford) has left, a big fella in there with a physical presence.
“They play Melbourne this week, who have got the best one-two ruck combo that’s giving all sorts of heartache to opposition clubs and he goes and gets himself suspended last week.”
“That was really poor, and he’s apologised. I’m reading here he’s apologised to the club for what he did.
“When you talk about footballers and what they do and where they sit — that’s just a really dumb thing to do.
“I’m looking at the incident right now — it’s 20 years ago footy and it’s not tough.
“He’s gone, ‘This is what I’ve got to be’, and he throws some ridiculous round arm and now he’s not going to be there for the game against Melbourne.
“I’m so disappointed for the GWS Giants fans out there, to have to go into that game without him. It puts them under enormous pressure.”
Preuss joined the Giants in 2021 however had been enjoying simply his second sport for the membership towards the Dockers after shoulder and pectoral accidents dominated him out of final season.
Cameron voiced his frustration with Preuss however was assured he would study from the incident.
“Clearly we need to take two big men in to combat Gawn and Jackson. Their combination, everyone knows how good it is,” Cameron stated.
“We’re not going to sugar-coat it; I’m disappointed (with Preuss’ strike). I’ve spoken to him about it.
“We’ve spoken about that and he’s addressed the group; he’s disappointed he’s let the team down. It’s cost us this weekend.
“He needs to learn from that, he needs to understand that white line fever … but I’m confident he will. We need him out on the park.”