Dermott Brereton is in the corner of the Western Bulldogs ahead of the 2018 AFL season.
The Bulldogs had somewhat of a ‘gap year’ in 2017, dropping to 10th on the ladder after sensationally claiming the 2016 premiership.
Speaking with Kevin Bartlett and Dr Turf on SEN this afternoon, the Hawthorn champion has tipped Luke Beveridge’s Dogs to bounce back this year.
“The Dogs are my big improver for 2018,” Brereton told KB & The Doc.
“I reckon they can make the Grand Final again.
“They are in the right age bracket and they have that many players who have a little gold cup just sitting next to their name – premiership players – with the right amount of experience.”
The Bulldogs defeated the Hawks by 22 points in the JLT Community Series in Ballarat on Saturday. They next take on Collingwood in Moe this Saturday afternoon.
The 2017 premiers then kick off their 2018 AFL campaign against GWS in Canberra on Sunday, March 25.
Originally published on SEN.com.au