PRESSURE? No, says Adelaide forward and All-Australian contender Tom Lynch as the Crows prepare for their third consecutive AFL finals series with high expectation of ending a 19-year premiership drought.
Minor premier Adelaide opens its finals campaign against Greater Western Sydney in a qualifying final at Adelaide Oval on Thursday week.
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And Lynch describes the 56-point win against the Giants in the opening round at the Oval in March as “irrelevant now”.
“Completely different sides … and it was a long time ago,” said Lynch who subbed for vice-captain Rory Sloane who was away from the club on Tuesday with illness.
Captain Taylor Walker missed the opener against the Giants — and the home-and-away closer against West Coast at Subiaco Oval on Sunday.
But the key forward is to overcome a toe injury to play against the Giants in the double-chance final.
Lynch is not taking a theme from Geelong belting the Giants at Kardinia Park on Saturday by emphasising the GWS team does not respond well to early dominance from rivals.
“The way Geelong plays is different . ,” Lynch said. “GWS is an awesome team … and we will need to be at our absolute best to beat them.”
Originally published as Crows not feeling pressure: Lynch
Source: sports dailytelegraph