After missing Round 1 with a hamstring injury, SUNS forward Alex Sexton finds himself in a position he hasn’t had to face for some time.
With a fully fit forward line available for selection, Sexton is now in line with other teammates pushing his case to be picked for Round 2.
The SUNS sharpshooter says missing the opening round has only added to his hunger to return to the field after the AFL competition was put on hold for over two months.
“I was sort of really keen after Round 1 to get back in and I would have been really close (to playing),” he said.
“To have that happen we’ve just got to adapt to it and roll with it.
“I’ve got to own my spot as well, I obviously missed Round 1 with the hammy but everything’s fine now so I’m looking forward to playing.”
Tomorrow marks two weeks until the SUNS return to Metricon Stadium to take on the West Coast Eagles.
Sexton says the anticipation is rising amongst the playing group, but it was important to time their run to ensure the group was primed for the return.
“We’re keen I can tell you that much,” he said.
“It’s about just making sure we peak at the right moment and that will be the way we’re going about it.
“Today was another big session which will prep us and then we’ll just start the week again next week and roll in.”
The SUNS have three home games in a row to resume the season, which Sexton says will be an unusual luxury for the club.
“It will be different for us, we’re usually on the road,” he said.
“That’s just what you get – we’re happy to play anywhere and we’ve embraced that through our history as a football club to be honest.
“We’ve had to move around so we’re ready to play here at home or anywhere else.
“It’s going to be different because there’s no crowd anywhere so it’s just a footy field at the end of the day.”