Sydney coach John Longmire has lavished former charge Tom Mitchell with praise, saying no AFL midfielder is better at winning contested ball.
Sydney will be without injured young gun Harry Cunningham for the next six weeks of the season, while Kieren Jack and Sam Naismith are no certainties to return from injury against Hawthorn on Friday night.
Sydney are storming back into finals contention after their third win in a row, the Swans thumping St Kilda by 50 points at Etihad Stadium.
In-form Sydney thump St Kilda by 50 points to notch their third win in a row.
There has been no special treatment, instruction or focus for under-fire forward Jake Carlisle in the lead up to this week's game with Sydney, Saints coach Alan Richardson says.
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Dan Hannebery says injuries and form has contributed to the Swans' slow start, not a grand final hangover.
The Swans will welcome back three more stars for their crunch game against St Kilda this weekend.
Sydney's delayed assault on an unlikely finals berth could receive a massive boost this week with key players Dane Rampe, Kurt Tippett and Aliir Aliir all in the mix to return to the senior line-up.
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Sydney finally found form after a hellish start to the season, at the expense of the North Melbourne.
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Tippett has thrown his hand up for an AFL recall after booting four goals in a 121-point thrashing of the Canberra Demons in the NEAFL.
Harry Marsh has established himself in the Swans' back six after missing a start in last year's grand final.
Kurt Tippett has been told to prove his form in the reserves after coming back from a hip injury.
Aliir Aliir is available for selection this weekend after serving a club-imposed one-match suspension.
Aggression is the key to building momentum for Sydney, says rising Swans AFL youngster Zak Jones.
Superstar forward Lance Franklin kicked the highest individual score of the AFL season, booting eight goals against Brisbane to propel the Swans to their first win after six losses.
Sydney defender Aliir Aliir is a late withdrawal from the Swans side to play Brisbane at the SCG.
Sydney is keen to kick-off its season against the Lions after six false starts.