GEELONG superstar Patrick Dangerfield has no concerns with the health of power forward Tom Hawkins, despite the Coleman medallist missing training on Tuesday.
Hawkins skipped the light session at Southport, instead isolating from teammates after coming down with illness.
Dangerfield said he hadn't seen Hawkins, but was "not too concerned".
"We all trained in separate groups today and our main session is tomorrow (Wednesday) night and I am sure he will be out there," Dangerfield said.
The 30-year-old is playing in his first Grand Final, and said despite the enjoyment of qualifying, it would mean little unless Geelong saluted on Saturday night.
"I have some great mates who have played in grannies and haven’t been part of a successful side and it is a really tough day to deal with and one they still often think about," Dangerfield said.
"I have plenty of teammates that were involved in premiership reunions every year and you hear the stories that come out of those years and that is what myself and those who haven’t been lucky enough to be a part of it, that is what we want to join in, that is why we want to be able to share those stories over a few beers.
"That is the thing that puts a smile on my face and there are a few wonderful stories within our group."
After blowing a 21-point half-time lead and losing to Richmond in a preliminary final last year, Dangerfield said the Cats had learnt lessons and were a different team this time around.
He also noted Geelong would be far different from the team that lost to the Tigers in round 17, with Gary Ablett and Joel Selwood "handy inclusions".
"When you get the momentum swings and playing the game in your forward half, you've got to make sure you capitalise on those opportunities," he said.
"Richmond can obviously score very quickly and they move the ball quickly.
"We're definitely a different side to last year. We're playing well at the right time."