AFLRATINGS NEWS: Senior coach Matthew Nicks says Ben Keays will play a bit of midfield and forward. Nicks added that it provides flexibility for the team and keeps midfielders fresh throughout the season.
Nicks: Keays will do a bit of both [HF/Mid]. You can mix it up in games. It's pretty tough for these boys to be on ball all year. Last thing we want to do with Soligo/Rachele/Pedlar is put them in too much too early.@abcsport @abcadelaide @aflratings #AFLDonsCrows— Aaron Bryans (@AaronBryans) July 8, 2023
AFLRATINGS NEWS: Senior coach Matthew Nicks says they’ll keep looking at the midfield rotation to keep players fresh which includes Ben Keays. Nicks added that having multiple options to play through the midfield provides an opportunity to change when things are or aren’t working well.
AFLRATINGS NEWS: Senior coach Matthew Nicks says that playing constantly through the midfield can be quite taxing across the season and rotating a fresh Ben Keays into that mix was a consideration. Keays has played mostly forward this season.
AFLRATINGS NEWS: Ben Keays says he trained with the midfield group today with Rory Laird (calf) questionable for Round 7.
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