No stopping speedy Blues: Brennan

Written By Unknown on Selasa, 23 April 2013 | 12.50

Carlton duo Chris Yarran and Jeff Garlett celebrate a goal against West Coast.

Blues forward Chris Yarran outruns Eagles defender Adam Selwood. Source: Getty Images

WEST Coast defender Jacob Brennan rates Carlton's Chris Yarran and Jeff Garlett as the fastest forward duo running around in the AFL.

Yarran and Garlett exposed the Eagles for pace in Saturday night's 24-point win in Perth, with veteran Eagle Adam Selwood copping the brunt of the onslaught.

On two occasions Selwood tried to chase down Yarran, only for the 22-year-old Blue to burn off his rival with three running bounces before kicking a goal.

Yarran, who finished with four goals, has played predominantly in defence over the past few years, but is currently being used in attack to cover for the absence of fellow speedster Eddie Betts (broken jaw).

Brennan said there was no stopping Yarran and Garlett once they found space.

"They're the quickest by far that I've played against, for sure," Brennan said.

"Early body-work is the key to try to prevent them from getting those easy runs.

"Once they're up and going, they're pretty hard to run down.

"I felt for Adam, but I was on the receiving end a couple of times myself just trying to chase them down. It's a tough gig."

Meanwhile, Eagles forward Ashton Hams has again denied he's a ducker, saying his knack of earning frees for high contact is more to do with his short stature rather than any tactical aspect.

Hams, who stands at just 174cm, was booed by Melbourne supporters in round three after getting a controversial free kick for high contact.

"I'm spewing. I used to support Melbourne and now they're booing me, so I wasn't real happy about that," he said with a smile.

"But that's football. I find it quite funny. I love getting a bit of crap and giving a bit back. It's good fun.

"I don't go out there to try to get head highs or anything like that. It just helps being small."

West Coast (1-3) take on the unbeaten Power in Adelaide on Saturday night.

Eagles captain Darren Glass is still in some doubt with a shoulder injury.

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