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New Giant Johnson wants to be AFL sideshow

  • New Giant Johnson wants to be AFL sideshow

Former Geelong champion Steve Johnson says he looks forward to being a "bit of a sideshow" alongside the young forward stars at his new AFL home, Greater Western Sydney.

Released by Geelong after 13 seasons and 253 games, the 32-year-old triple premiership player said on Wednesday he was excited to continue his career at the up-and-coming expansion club, who should push for finals in 2016 after just missing out this year with an 11-11 record.

"At times I questioned whether I would or wouldn't (continue) but after taking my time and letting the dust settle I felt like I still had the drive to play AFL footy," Johnson said.

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"I obviously chose this club because I thought it would be a great fit for me and a great fit for them."

He was asked how he would fit in alongside the Giants' exciting young forwards, who include the likes of Jermey Cameron, Jon Patton, James Stewart and Devon Smith.

"They are very talented forward line and I'm really looking forward working with them and playing a bit of a sideshow to those guys," said Johnson.

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