Reid says he’s not Swans main AFL man
Young Swans spearhead Sam Reid insists he has yet to earn the status of Sydney’s No.1 forward and has hailed their amazing spread of goalkickers heading into Saturday’s massive AFL clash with Hawthorn.
Key forward Reid 20, boosted his season haul of goals to 27 last weekend, when he kicked two against Gold Coast after missing the two previous games with a knee problem.
Reid and Ben McGlynn are Sydney’s joint third highest goalkickers this season behind Adam Goodes (28) and Lewis Jetta (40).
With two home and away rounds remaining Sydney have an astonishing tally of eight players who have kicked 20 or more majors.
The group includes Kieren Jack (23), Josh Kennedy (22), Lewis Roberts-Thomson (21) and Jude Bolton (20), with Ryan O’ Keefe (16), not far behind.
Reid, who signed a five-year-deal at the end of last season, has already eclipsed his 2011 tally of 22 goals and invariably attracts one of the opposition’s best key defenders, but doesn’t consider himself Sydney’s main man up forward.
“I don’t think so, we have multiple avenues to goal,” Reid said.
“We’ve got a lot of outside run now with Kieren Jack and Lewis Jetta and we’ve got key marking targets up forward as well.”
Reid said Sydney would stick to their trusted defensive systems to try to contain the Hawks league-leading offence from playing their free-running game.© AAP 2013
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