JAMES McQuillan has two loves in football — Albury and Essendon.
After his uplifting visit to Birallee Park last week to see his Tigers take on Wodonga Raiders, McQuillan, his mum Jo and brother Tom were yesterday special guests at Essendon training.
He was welcomed by Bombers skipper Jobe Watson, who makes his return from injury today, and star player Brendon Goddard, who visited him in hospital alongside cricket legend Shane Warne in May.
Essendon players will be hoping McQuillan’s appearance inspires them against West Coast today as much as he lifted Albury last Saturday. Pictures: GETTY IMAGES