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We’re not making up numbers: Power

East Geelong coach Jeremy Power. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Darren Phillips)

EAST Geelong coach Jeremy Power admits the rebuild at Richmond Crescent is tracking quicker than expected, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be satisfied with just playing finals.

The Eagles booked a berth in next week’s elimination final with a 37-point win over Bell Post Hill enough to displace Winchelsea after the Blues couldn’t overcome minor premier Thomson at Eastern Reserve.

However, Power says East isn’t just making up the numbers as it prepares to take on Inverleigh, which it pushed to 10 points in Round 9.

“I feel like we can do some damage if we play out sort of footy, and that’s what we’re going to try and do,” Power told K rock’s The Wash-Up.

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After four wins in Power’s first season in charge in 2019, the Eagles have jumped to 10 victories this year.

“The guys have just really jelled in the last eight months; it’s been a real credit to those guys,” he said.

“It’s exciting … it’s nice to know the club has turned itself around.”

Jake Dowsett returned from missing the previous week’s win Belmont Lions, while Jake Ngawati came back through the reserves.

“Just to make sure he had a run and make sure he’s feeling 100 per cent,” Power said.

“He’ll be a strong chance to come back onto the team.

“But that consistency has been pretty good. We’ve had a few little changes here and there, but for the most part, guys have been able to play together.”

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