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Miers backing his instinct

Miers fires his third Playing a sensational game, Gryan Miers finds space and kicks a hat-trick

Dynamic goal sneak Gryan Miers is playing on instinct and it’s working.

Miers took his season goal tally to 22 after he kicked an equal career high three-goals in Geelong’s 55-point win against North Melbourne on Saturday.

The 20-year-old is feeling fresh and ready to attack the remainder of the year.

 
“I feel fresh as, I felt light tonight and powerful enough to breakaway when I needed to,” Miers said speaking to krockfootball.com.au.

“I am happy to keep playing, I find it better to get in a rhythm each game instead of getting a rest and feeling like you need to spark yourself back up.”

Since plying his trade in the TAC Cup at the Geelong Falcons, Miers’ kicking action has divided opinion, but it is a technique that is working.

“It is definitely one where if I miss everyone goes what the hell was that, but it has seemed to work for me for the majority of my career.”

“I have definitely improved my straight kicking this year, in the offseason I worked on that, so now I can do that for short kicks, I still can’t do that for long kicks or goals just yet.

“For now, I have got to back my instincts and the way I kick, I have seen it go through the goals enough times to know that it works so I have just got to trust it.”

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This week Geelong faces arguably their biggest test of the season. They travel to Brisbane to take on the Lions at the GABBA in a top-of-the-table clash.

A Brisbane Lions fan growing up, Miers believes the Lions open style of play could suit him on Saturday.

“We will review them throughout the week, I’ll see how I can play it and be the best for the team in my role.”

“If it is open, I think that does suit my style in a way as I can run longer distances than other players.”

The first bounce on Saturday will be at 2.10pm.

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