Sydney Swans feel need for speed

AUSTRALIAN RULES

Sydney aren't taking any notice of Mick Malthouse's flattery and added yet another speedster to their line-up to counter Carlton's running ability.

The 13th-placed Blues will start as massive underdogs on Saturday at the SCG against a ladder-leading Sydney striving for a club record-equalling 12th successive win.

"These are the challenges you love as a coach," Carlton coach Malthouse said, effusive in his praise of the Swans.

"Without a doubt, they have the strongest and deepest list I've seen in football."

"My count is 17 or 18 of their players that aren't playing would fit comfortably into a lot of teams."

Never comfortable about talking themselves up, the Swans are happy to accept Malthouse's kudos and kind words while intent on showing the Blues no kindness on the field.

"A lot of people say a lot of things and we know inside the club what we are all about," Sydney star Lewis Jetta said.

"It's very good Mick said that but to us it's what we can do on the footy field.

"Just stick to the basics and try and keep winning and focus on this week." -AAP

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