COLLINGWOOD midfielder Taylor Adams is expecting his accidental sledge at Melbourne to result in the heat being ramped up for the Queen's Birthday clash at the MCG.
Demons star Bernie Vince took offence to Adams' comments on Perth radio last Sunday that Magpies defender, and former Demon, Lynden Dunn, hadn't been part of a successful club before.
"It's a pretty fiery game as it is, so it probably adds a bit of fuel to an already big-burning fire," Adams told RSN927 on Wednesday morning.
"I'd like to see more of it, to be honest.
"Like the NBA, I like how honest and raw the players are.
"It's almost cocky, but it's just confidence."
Adams admitted he was caught up in the moment after the Magpies' big win over Fremantle in Perth last weekend.
"I didn't realise what I said until I got back on the bus after the game," he said.
"I was in game mode and that one just slipped out.
"I was lost in the moment of pumping up Dunny.
"I've just been really impressed with the way he's handled himself and what impact he's had on our footy club.
"I certainly wasn't trying to insinuate we're a successful football club, because I haven't played a final yet and as Bernie mentioned, we haven't really done a whole lot, which is more than fair enough."
The Magpies haven't played in the finals since 2013.
Adams said forward Alex Fasolo was a chance of returning after taking time away from the game to deal with mental health issues.
"I haven't spoken to him about this week coming, but hopefully he puts his hand up to play," Adams said.
"He'd be a welcome inclusion for us down forward.
"It was a pretty brave act to come out and openly admit that he had depression and that he was battling.
"I feel like he's got a bit of a weight off his shoulders now and he can just get on with it and deal with what he's got to deal with, but also live a normal life and do his job to the best of his ability.
"We'll continue to support him and hopefully he plays this week because it'd be great."