Sydney coach John Longmire is delighted with the improved form of Adam Goodes and is confident the AFL veteran will deliver again against struggling Carlton on Friday.
Dual Brownlow Medallist Goodes, the Swans all-time games leader with 357, voluntarily dropped himself to reserve grade earlier in the season and struggled to make an impact in some games before and after that two-match stint in the second tier.
But he logged a season-high 18 touches and grabbed seven marks in last Saturday’s win over reigning premiers Hawthorn, having tallied 15 and eight the previous week against Geelong.
“Goodesy’s form on the weekend was really strong. We’re so happy with the way he went,” Longmire said on Monday.
“He performed at a really good strong level in a big game and his last couple weeks have been good.
“He’s a very proud man and he’s very competitive and we saw that on the weekend.
“I’m confident we’ll continue to see it this week.”
Longmire was disappointed some sections of the MCG crowd booed the 35-year-old champion on Saturday, but said it didn’t affect Goodes.