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Young Lion has high praise for Luke Hodge

Brisbane Lions defender Harris Andrews has heaped praise on teammate Luke Hodge amid recent critcism.

The 33-year-old Hawthorn great came out of retirement at the end of last season to don the Lions colours, with the young defender telling Afternoons he is relishing the opportunity to line up with him on a weekly basis.

‘The talk (that Hodge isn’t contributing) seems pretty ridiculous,” Andrews said.

“The work that he does for us younger guys up here (in Brisbane) sometimes goes a bit unnoticed as he’s not in the bubble of Melbourne anymore.

“He’s been so influential.”

Click PLAY below to hear Harris’ full chat with Sam, Shane and Mieke