GWS coach Leon Cameron says he expects goalsneak Steve Johnson to play in Saturday afternoons preliminary final against Richmond.

The 34 year old trained briefly behind closed doors on Wednesday with his chronic knee injury a the source of much interest from fans and potential Richmond opponents.

Johnsons three grand final victories with Geelong would give the Giants the big game experience they badly need on Saturday and Cameron (pictured) says he’s hopeful the 34 year old will be able to back up despite struggling thoughout the season to play back to back games.