AFL – Sydney Swans midfield star Luke Parker says hes impressed with the efforts of Buddy Franklin (pictured) as the big forward attempts to return to the Swans side for the upcoming AFL season.

Franklin missed the latter part of the 2015 season after a number of on and off field issues conspired to keep him out of the Swans finals charge.

Franklin has also undergone recent surgery on a troublesome finger injury and Parker says he and fellow Swans teammates couldn’t be more impressed with Franklins efforts after Fridays intra club hit out.