Tue. May 17th, 2022
Fantasy: The updated role for Finlay Macrae

There has been clarification on the role for Finlay Macrae, he will make his AFL debut in Round 5 against West Coast in Perth. 

He was selected at pick 19 in the 2020 AFL Draft.

Magpies senior coach Nathan Buckley said on Tuesday that Macrae will play through a midfield & forward position.

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“Through our VFL practice matches and training over the last month his been really consistent,” 

“He’s a natural-ball winner and he can play through the midfield and forward for us so it’s a great reward for good form.” Nathan Buckley on Tuesday.

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Macrae averaged 16.9 Disposals in the 2019 NAB League, he also averaged 12.0 Uncontested Possessions.

He will likely be used in an outside type role early in his career, Steele Sidebottom could see an increase in centre bounce usage with Macrae lining up on a wing at certain times. 

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Magpies National Recruiting Manager Derek Hine provided an update on Macrae post the 2020 AFL Draft.

“Finlay can play both inside & outside, probably more suited at this particular time to the wing.” Derek Hine.

Macrae is a target for AFL Fantasy classic this week. 

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