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Grant optimistic about new club's future

  • Grant optimistic about new club's future

New Gold Coast Suns recruit Jarrad Grant says he can see similar traits in the young Suns side that he saw in the Western Bulldogs side that came from the clouds to play finals in 2015.

In 2014, the Western Bulldogs finished in 14th position, which effectively ended the coaching career of then coach Brendan McCartney. Off the field, the Bulldogs then lost Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney to the Bombers and then captain Ryan Griffen, surprisingly to the GWS Giants.

Grant says that the Suns suffered an insurmountable amount of injuries last season and it's a season that they can learn a lot from.

"It's a young list, and there's a lot of exciting players and high draft picks," Grant said when he first arrived at the club.

"Last year was a hard one to get your head around. There were a lot of players off the park injured that have a big influence on the way these guys play.

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"I do see this club (achieving something) similar in 2016 to what the Bulldogs did this year. I think they can make a rise quickly up the ladder with everyone on the park." 

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