Hinkley has confirmed Tom Jonas a certain starter for do-or-die clash against the Hawks on Saturday.
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Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has confirmed defender Tom Jonas will play against Hawthorn in Saturday night’s AFL preliminary final.
Jonas suffered a corked hip during the Power’s semi-final win against Fremantle last weekend and was substituted early.
However Hinkley says the backman will be a certain starter against the Hawks at the MCG.
“I was pretty comfortable all week that Tommy was going to be okay, it was a corkie and they do come up and we would be surprised if they didn’t,” Hinkley said on Friday.
“There isn’t anything wrong with him and there can’t be. If you’re going to play a prelim final you have to be fit.
“It’s important because Tommy is a leader of our group too, he’s a significant player for us.
“It’s not so much just the one position he plays, it’s what he brings to the rest of the team.”