The Sydney Swans say they’re more than confident  about the fitness of Buddy Franklin ahead of Friday nights clash with the Giants.

Friday has been training with the group for a couple of months but only in the last weeks has he resumed full contact training.

Swans assistant coach Henry Playfair (pictured) says after managing Franklins post surgery return carefully over the pre  season, the club is confident that now is the right time for the superstar forward to return to the field.