Eagle Josh Kennedy Is "100%" Going to Play Against Collingwood, Says Coach Adam Simpson

Declared a certain starter

Eagle Josh Kennedy Is "100%" Going to Play Against Collingwood, Says Coach Adam Simpson AAP

Eagles coach Adam Simpson says that star forward Josh Kennedy is a certain starter against Collingwood in a fortnight's time.

The Eagles easily accounted for the Lions today, and in doing so booked a home final against the Magpies.

Speaking after the game, he said he was extremely happy with his team's performance this season.

“We started the year really well, went through a bit of adversity in the back half – obviously losing some games and losing Nic [Naitanui], and then the whole [Andrew] Gaff incident was difficult.

“To lock away top two, it took us until the last round, but we’re ecstatic, really proud of our players.”

“There seems to be a really good spirit amongst the club, and the players are driving that.

“I think the leadership and maturity of the group, with the list changing a little bit throughout the season from last year, there’s more responsibility on some of our younger leaders coming through, and they’ve grown in that space.”

The return of the spearhead will be a great boost for the Eagles, who won their last clash with the Magpies by 35 points.

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By Ben Madden
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