Redden banks on big three
One man does not make a team, but midfielder Jack Redden is hoping three players can help prove the difference for the Brisbane Lions against Collingwood in their AFL clash on Saturday night.
Redden yesterday was the first to blame his midfield after the 67-point thrashing by Essendon last round.
Redden hoped three men could also help reverse the Lions' fortunes - skipper Jonathan Brown, Simon Black and the returning Andrew Raines.
Raines is back from a one-game suspension for punching Geelong captain Joel Selwood - and Redden did not expect the Lions tagger to back down against the Pies. ''He's been terrific this year, he's doing a great shut-down role,'' Redden said.
Redden also hoped to see the Brown of old after the skipper's best game yet since returning from facial fractures, a two-goal, 21-disposal effort against Essendon.
''There's three games now under his belt, he is finding his feet after being a bit underdone in the first few [back],'' Redden said.
Black is still racking up impressive numbers - 27 touches against Essendon last round - but has been heavily tagged in recent weeks.
Redden said it was up to the midfield to help the 2002 Brownlow medallist out.