Noah Anderson believes ‘weight of numbers’ will only prove beneficial for the SUNS.
Anderson is a key figure in the SUNS midfield which has had a variety of players roll through in recent weeks with captain Touk Miller sidelined with a knee injury.
Alongside regulars in Anderson and Matt Rowell, young duo Alex Davies and Bailey Humphrey have both been present at centre bounces in recent weeks, as have the likes of David Swallow and Brayden Fiorini.
Anderson says more players earning game time in the engine room will aid the side’s development.
“It’s been a real strength of ours to have weight of numbers in there over the last few weeks,” Anderson said.
“A little bit more time for boys like Alex Davies and Bailey Humphrey which can only be good for our group moving forward.
“We’re excited to see where our midfield can take us.”
Senior Coach Stuart Dew on Thursday evening named his team to face West Coast in Perth on Friday which, as confirmed earlier in the week, does not feature courageous forward Nick Holman due to injury.
Tom Berry, who was last week rewarded for his strong VFL form, is expected to play a similar role once again in place of Holman.
Similarly, Sam Day, Hewago Oea and Mac Andrew’s impressive form in the reserves have seen them earn opportunities in place of Ben Long (back soreness), Levi Casboult (personal reasons) and Sam Flanders (omitted)
Anderson saying it’s a credit to the SUNS depth that there’s players ready and able to step up and play their role at AFL level.
“We have boys who are ready to step up and play. Tom Berry is an example of that, he played for Nick Holman and he played a superb role,” Anderson added.
“It’s a real positive where the group is going.”
The match against West Coast gets underway at 8:40pm AEST and will be broadcast live on Fox Footy, Kayo and the Seven Network (check your local guide).