Gold Coast star Touk Miller has saluted the return of Jarrod Witts following a lengthy absence and says he is looking forward to the season ahead.
The Suns are priced at 5/1 to finish in the top eight this season and now that Witts is back fit and in the side their chances have been given a lift.
Witts was only able to manage three appearances in the 2021 AFL campaign after suffering a serious ACL injury and he was sorely missed.
The Gold Coast had a poor season without him as they finished 16th on the ladder and managed to pick up just seven wins for the campaign.
Witts is now back fit after an 11-month rehabilitation and showed the Suns what they had been missing with a dominant performance in the win over Carlton at the weekend.
Miller is delighted to have Witts back and says the ruckman is one of the best in the AFL.
"He really does play a strong brand of football," Miller told AFL.com.au."He's hard, he follows up, he's really solid in the ruck and his leadership is really strong.
"It gives you a sense of confidence when he's out there knowing what you're going to get from him. I'm just looking forward to what he's going to do for the rest of the year.
"It's just special to see he's got the ability to come back, that his rehab was really good, and now the world's his oyster.
"He can take on the comp. He's one of the best in the comp, I believe."