Beveridge praises Dogs’ fight
WESTERN Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge was elated with his side’s 14-point win against Brisbane at Etihad Stadium last night that squared the season ledger at 4-4.
“There’s some really encouraging signs for our supporters, and our fan base with our young players (and what they’re showing),” he said.
“I’d imagine in the next couple of weeks there will be a couple more senior faces coming back into the team.
“We couldn’t quite put them away ... they really challenged us with their quick play and speed.
“They (the Lions) are a pretty good side when you consider their scoring power and prolific ball winners.”
He said the performance of Jack Macrae was phenomenal.
“I just said to (Jack Macrae) and his teammates ... he’s become a pretty big headache for oppositions to deal with,” he said. “Beams went to him tonight, we didn’t expect that. He’s learnt through stealth on how to take on a tag or two.”
The only blow was an ankle injury to Aaron Naughton.
“The doctor’s just said they hope (Naughton) won’t be long (out). They think he’s strained those lateral ligaments on his ankle,” he said.