The Brisbane Lions and Sydney Swans will face off on Saturday for the first time since Daniel Bradshaw left the Brisbane club for Sydney.

Both he and Lions’ captain Jonathan Brown are looking forward to this Saturday’s clash.

James Weir reports.

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The Lions victory streak was broken on the weekend, and they know Sydney is tough.

Jonathan Brown, Lions’ Captain: “It’s going to be real challenging for us. Very rarely do you come up against a side with three genuine key forwards. it’s going to be a challenge for our defenders and our whole team to not allow them too much room to work in.”

For Bradshaw, it’s the first time he’s up against his former team-mates.

The Swans full forward says the controversy surrounding his departure, and replacement with Brendan Fevola is all water under the bridge.

Brown agrees.

Jonathan Brown, Lions’ Captain: “We’ve been great team mates and great mates over the years so it was sad to see him go. I’m glad he’s playing good footy, just hopefully with a night off on Saturday night.”

Speculation over a groin injury has been following Brown since last weeks loss to Melbourne. But, he’s not making excuses.

Jonathon Brown, Lions’ captain: “I’m alright. Sometimes you roll the dice. I didn’t have a great week last week and I’ve been a little bit sore around the stomach I suppose, and I just had to battle through the game.”

Both the Lions and the Swans have lost one game this season and are chasing a win to stay in the top five.

James Weir, QUT News