Voss staying level-headed after win against reigning premiers


Carlton coach Michael Voss. Photo: supplied

Carlton coach Michael Voss has described his side’s 8-point win against Geelong at the MCG last week, as a continuation of improvement from Round 1.

He said he was pleased to see how the Blues were able to replicate their training standards when it counted.

“It’s confirmation that our method and our system can stand up against some really good opposition,’’ he said.

In the lead up to Carlton’s next match away against the GWS Giants on Saturday night, Voss provided injury updates on George Hewett, Jack Martin, and Sam Walsh.

“George will be assessed today – we’re hoping he’ll be available, but he’s still got to go through the test,” he said.

“If he gets through today, he’ll be right to go.”

He said Martin would miss the game against the Giants.

“We think he’ll be a test next week,” he said, adding that Walsh was “tracking well and getting back into main training.”

Voss believes the Blues players are aware of the Giants’ eagerness to play an exciting brand of football under new coach Adam Kingsley.

He said backing up last week’s performance and doing it away from home is essential to becoming a consistent side.

“Our ability to take it on the road and consistently be able to apply ourselves the way we want to be able to – we feel that stacks up against any opposition,’’ he said.

“We just have to make sure we get out there.”

Voss added the Blues will also put some time and effort against Toby Greene on Saturday.

‘’When he plays deep forward, we’ve got to have a plan for that,” he said.

“When he comes higher up the ground, we need a plan for that as well.’’