MIDFIELDER Tommy Sheridan has celebrated his return to Greater Western Sydney by winning the club's two-kilometre time trial on Monday.
Just days after being re-drafted at pick 28 in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft, the 26-year-old impressed with his speed and endurance after a frustrating 2019 with injuries.
Sheridan is no stranger to leading his teammates home, having already won two time trials at the Giants – a trend he has continued from his days at Fremantle.
He crossed the line ahead of young gun Tim Taranto and Josh Kelly as the club's senior players returned for pre-season training for the first time since September's Grand Final appearance.
"I was actually pretty relaxed today, being my ninth year, I'm pretty used to these time trials," Sheridan said.
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"I got the chocolates, but it was more of a 'ticking the box', letting the coach know you're ready to go and my skinnys (skinfolds) were all good so I'm ready to go.
"That's three from three. Adam Tomlinson had me last year, but he pinged a calf on the home straight, so I went past him."
Sheridan, who spent part of his off-season travelling around the USA, said he is feeling relaxed ahead of what looms as an important season.
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He played only one game for the Giants this year in round three before hurting his calf, after 81 matches for the Dockers over seven seasons.
"I'm excited. Last year was shocking for me personally but fantastic for the club so I'm just looking to get through pre-season and then look forward to playing some games," he said.
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"It's only early so I guess the old cliché applies: one training session at a time.
"That is what it is like though for the next couple of months; it's a bit of a slog."