Superstar Sydney Swan Buddy Franklin (pictured) says the presence of the AFL’s greatest ever goalkicker at the club has given the team a real boost.

The Swans have employed four time Coleman medallist Tony Lockett as a coach working specifically with the clubs forwards and as a kicking coach.

Franklin, who plays his 250th AFL match when the Swans meet Collingwood at the SCG on Friday night, says having a coach of Locketts experience and skill at the club has been a real boost for the entire  organisation.