Grand Final excitement continues to grow in Melbourne ahead of Saturday’s big match.

Supporters of both teams are flocking to training sessions in a bid to capture a close-up look of their favourite player.

Phoebe Clark reports.

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Collingwood supporters were out and vocal today while their heroes trained at Gosch’s Paddock in Melbourne.

Ten thousand avid fans attended today’s session keen to see their team break their 20 year premiership drought.

Vox 1: “I think we’ll go well, we can beat anyone. They’re just the best.”

Pies midfielder Luke Ball tested a hamstring injury in a bid to be fully fit to battle his old team.

Having only one premiership to their name – victory in 1966, The Saints held an open training session earlier this week, but tomorrow’s training will be closed to all except the media, who will be allowed in for fifteen minutes.

The Saints coach faces a tough decision on the final make-up of his team but says that sentiment won’t be a factor.

Ross Lyons, St Kilda’s Coach: “There’s no room for sentiment in football, I think we passed that test last year that said, it’s better to stay in than get in.”

That’s not good news for Steve Baker, who was sidelined for last week’s match against the Bulldogs.

Phoebe Clark, QUT News.