Sydney Swans utility Ben McGlynn says his side will not be taking their opposition lightly when they face a depleted Carlton side at the SCG tonight.
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse was sacked on Tuesday, following discrepancies between himself and club directors ending his decorated coaching career of over 718 senior matches. Assistant coach John Barker has temporarily taken the reigns with his opening match a huge challenge against the in-form Swans.
The Swans were strong performers last week avenging their grand final loss with a narrow four point victory over Hawthorn.
Carlton however, have failed to make an impact on the competition, winning just one of their opening eight matches. “We know that Carlton are going to come out firing after the week they’ve had, so we’re looking forward to that,” McGlynn said. “They might come out and have a different game-plan, we’re not too sure.”
McGlynn said his team are unfazed by Carlton’s predicament, with preparations underway for another strong performance in front of the vocal home crowd.
“Nothing changes for us,” McGlynn said. “It doesn’t matter who you play, If you don’t turn up on the day it can bite you. The personnel hasn’t changed so we’ll prepare for what we think they will bring.” – Jackson Barron.
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