Adelaide have plenty of guns – Pearce

Danyle Pearce says injuries to key Crows, such as Rory Sloane, means more homework for visitors. Picture: Getty Images
Danyle Pearce says injuries to key Crows, such as Rory Sloane, means more homework for visitors. Picture: Getty Images

ATTACKING Fremantle midfielder Danyle Pearce says he is excited about tackling the Crows on their home deck.

Pearce knows the Crows well having spent eight seasons with rivals Port Adelaide from 2005 to 2012.

That spell included being named Port�s Best First Year Player and the AFL�s 2006 Rising Star Award.

�We�re looking forward to the challenge,� he said.

�Personally I�m looking forward to getting back to Adelaide.

�The whole family are coming down.�

The Crows are perched in sixth spot on the AFL table with a healthy 5-3 win-loss record so far in 2015.

But they will not be at full be at full strength for Saturday night�s clash after being ravaged by injury.

Brad Crouch (broken foot), Richard Douglas (foot), Matt Jaensch (knee), Andy Otten (knee) and Rory Sloane (fractured cheekbone) will be missing from the line-up.

Pearce said it meant more �homework� for the Dockers.

�They�ve still got a lot of guns in there � Scott Thompson, Patrick Dangerfield, All-Australian ruckman Sam Jacobs – so we�ve got to make sure we�re switched on and just like every week give 100 per cent,� he said.

�(The Crows) are a great centre bounce clearance team and kick goals from the centre square so as a midfield group we�ve got to make sure we�re switched on and prepared for the battle this week.

�They�ve had ups and downs but I think every team�s shown that if you�re not 100 per cent on on the day anyone can be beaten.�