Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says he expects Dustin Martin to make an influence in Thursday evening’s elimination closing in opposition to the Brisbane Lions regardless of not being totally match.
Martin has been sidelined with a hamstring damageHardwick says he feels Martin is at “80 per cent” healthShai Bolton will even play for the Tigers in opposition to the Lions
Hardwick confirmed Martin would play within the Gabba conflict, which shall be his first match in virtually two months.
The three-time Norm Smith medallist missed the ultimate seven matches of the home-and-away season as a consequence of a hamstring damage.
Veteran Shane Edwards has been omitted to make method for Martin.
“He is (Martin) a sure starter. He did every thing we requested,” Hardwick advised a media convention on the Gabba.
“It has been a little bit of a delayed prep however he has turned the nook the final three weeks, so we won’t watch for him to play.”
Hardwick stated he had no issues about Martin taking part in with out the advantage of current match health.
“He is not going to be 100 per cent however he’ll most likely be 80 per cent, which is sweet sufficient,” he stated.
Hardwick stated Martin was in the appropriate way of thinking forward of the sudden-death match.
“He is pumped, he is skilled very well,” he stated.
“We sit up for him making an influence tomorrow evening.”
Hardwick stated Shai Bolton would additionally play in opposition to the Lions, regardless of sitting out the Tigers’ closing coaching session.