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Lockdown silver lining for Cats

Geelong VFLW coach Andrew Bruce. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

THE latest pause to the VFLW season might not be the worst outcome for Geelong.

The Cats were due to play Essendon in a preliminary final at Windy Hill yesterday (Saturday).

However, coach Andrew Bruce says with some players unwell during last week, the COVID-enforced stoppage may have come at a good time.

“We had a few girls who were pretty crook during through the week,” Bruce told bay 93.9’s The Sideline View.

“So, if I’m really honest, it wasn’t the worst thing in the world for us to have the week off.

“We wanted some continuity with our play, but it’s not the end of the world for us.”

Pending the lifting of the current restrictions in Victoria on Tuesday night, Geelong will now play Essendon this Saturday.

Bruce says players have been given individual strength and conditioning programs to complete ahead of a hoped return to training mid-week.

“They know what they have to do each day just to keep moving,” he said.

“If we get the go-ahead … we’ll have a little training session on Wednesday afternoon, and then Thursday, and then into Saturday.

“That’s what we hope to do.”

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