Injury doubts for Carlton ahead of GWS clash

Blues coach keeps a lid on selection, as his resurgent side beat the reigning premiers.

Following a nail biting 8-point win over Geelong, Michael Voss says the Blues’ performance confirms Carlton’s system can stand up against good opposition.

Speaking at the Blues’ home ground before a round 3 date with an in-form Greater Western Sydney, Voss said the side would be changing nothing in terms of his approach.

‘We had a great win and you’ve got to move on and put it in its place,’ he said.

After narrowly missing out on last year’s AFL finals Carlton has had a very strong start to the 2023 season.

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Blues coach Michael Voss. Photo: supplied

Voss said Carlton would be wary before playing the Giants away from home, and would treat all opposing sides in the same manner.

‘We’re conscious they have the ability [so] nothing changes in terms of our approach,’ he said.

The Carlton coach was also quick to back his players when asked who would get the job of reigning in Giants star forward Toby Greene.

‘We have our own bulls,’ he said.

Voss was particularly impressed with young gun Ollie Hollands, complimenting his composure and ability to handle big crowds and pressure-filled moments.

He said injuries would affect the Blues lineup with doubts over a few players including George Hewitt, Jack Martin, and Sam Walsh.

Voss took an optimistic approach to the question of Walsh’s return.

‘He’s keen as mustard – if he could he would be playing this week,’ he said.