Western Bulldogs defender Bailey Williams knows he'll need to be on guard to avoid being made to look silly when he confronts Melbourne's potent attack in the AFL grand final.
The Demons have had a spread of goal kickers this season with Bayley Fritsch (53), Kysaiah Pickett (40), Tom McDonald (31), Christian Petracca (27), Ben Brown (22) and Charlie Spargo (17) all leading the way.
The Bulldogs and Demons have faced off twice this year, with one each before Saturday's decider.
Williams usually plays on Fritsch but he also spent time on Pickett this season.
"He's a pretty special player. He's very zippy and he can do those X-factor things that can win you games of footy," Williams said of Pickett.
"The key is not to let him get goal side of me. Just try to keep him in front of me.
"You've just got to watch his hips, because you know he can make you look silly sometimes."
Williams knows he will have his hands full if he gets the job on Fritsch again.
Fritsch has shown he is capable of kicking big bags, highlighted by his seven goals against Adelaide in round 22, and six against North Melbourne in round seven.
"He can do everything really," Williams said.
"He's good in the air, he's good on the ground. He's got a good left-foot kick.
"He can make you look silly as well, so you've got to be at your best with him and try to stop his hit-up leading."
Williams concedes he was a bit down the pecking order when the Bulldogs last won the flag in 2016, but he's happy to be in the thick of the action this time around.
The 189cm defender played six games in his debut season five years ago, recalled for the final home-and-away game of the year when the Bulldogs rested a host of key players before the finals.
Williams was squeezed out of the side after that and he watched on from the sidelines as the Bulldogs ended their 62-year premiership drought.
He was able to at least experience a decent consolation prize by being part of the club's VFL flag, but it is AFL premiership success he is craving.
"I wasn't an emergency or anything like that for the AFL grand final. I was a bit down the line in getting a game," he said.
"I hadn't really played senior football before that year, so to win a VFL flag was pretty amazing."
Australian Associated Press