Collingullie footballer Harry Perryman is looking forward to his second taste of AFL finals action at Giants Stadium on Saturday.
Perryman got to experience his first AFL final last year when Greater Western Sydney proved too good for the Swans in an elimination final.
He was forced to watch from the sidelines the following week as the Giants were bundled out so the 20-year-old is keen to get another crack at the big stage.
"It just makes you hungrier," Perryman said.
"I know a few of the older boys always say (playing finals) doesn't happen every year and to try and make the most of it while you can.
"It should be good. I played in a final last year and it's always good to play finals footy. There's a good feeling around the club and all the boys are up and about."
In just his third season at AFL level, Perryman has made himself a regular in the Giants line-up.
He has played 15 games for the Giants this season with only a punctured lung early in the year keeping him out for two months.
Perryman, a two-time premiership player at Collingullie, has averaged 15 disposals a game this year while performing a number of different roles for the Giants.
He is not sure what his job will be come Saturday but is preparing to be versatile.
"We haven't really gone over it too much yet but I think I will be mainly on a wing or a little bit down back," he said.
"It just depends on match ups I think."
The Giants meet a red-hot Western Bulldogs on Saturday, who have won seven of their last nine games.
Perryman and his Giants teammates got a first hand look last month when touched up to the tune of 61 points at Giants Stadium.
Perryman knows how tough a challenge the Bulldogs present.
"Definitely, they touched us up last time and they're full of momentum," he said.
"We should have a couple back and it's going to be a good hard game I reckon."
Perryman said the midfield battle is going to be crucial.
"They've got clean hands around the stoppage," he said.
"Their midfield's got plenty of class with Bontempelli, Hunter and McRae, even Dunkley, they've got a great midfield so we've got to stop them and even they're run off half-back as well."
The Giants will head into their fourth consecutive finals campaign but are yet to progress past the preliminary final. Perryman believes anything is possible if you can build momentum through finals.
"You've just got to try and get a good side in and get some momentum and go from there, I reckon," he said.
"You've seen the last few years, if we can get the momentum at the right time, you can do a bit of damage so hopefully we can do that and start this week.
"You take a lot of confidence out of hopefully beating the Dogs so it starts this week."
Perryman is happy enough with his form heading into the September action.
"Not too bad. It's good to string a few games together and not get injured. That's the main thing, the more you play, the more confident you get. You've just got to keep going," he said.
Perryman's family will head to Sydney to watch him in action but he expects most of the Collingullie contingent to stay at home.
"There should be a couple up but the twos are playing on Saturday and the 17s on Sunday so I think a fair few will be watching on TV, or watching the twos," he said.