Deledio aims to prove he still has what it takes
BRETT Deledio has an illustrious 243- game on his resume but the Giants’ star recruit still feels he has something to prove to his new teammates.
Deledio will play his first game for GWS on Saturday in Canberra against Melbourne after missing the first 19 rounds with a series of calf injuries.
“I probably do ( have something to prove),” he said.
“I want to show them ( my teammates) I came up here for the right reasons and I can still play the game and offer something. They’re an exciting bunch of blokes to play with.”
The 30- year- old said 2017 had been the most frustrating of his 13 seasons in the AFL as he frequently re- injured his troublesome calf muscles.
“I have lost count,” Deledio said.
“Overall I’ve had a nick in the calf about eight or nine times. They’ve never been huge, just tiny things that set you back a couple of weeks at a time.”
Deledio is likely to be joined on field in Canberra by fellow midfielder Jacob Hopper, who is set to return from a 10- week absence with an ankle injury.