Essendon assistant coach Mark Harvey was thrilled with Jake Stringer’s performance against Port Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.
Stringer kicked four goals, but Harvey thought he did more than just that.
“What I was impressed with was Stringer’s forward pressure,” Harvey told SEN Breakfast.
“Not only did he kick goals, his pressure was there.
“Stringer’s been spending a fair bit of time in the midfield so we thought Hooker back and Stringer as the second or third key forward and see what he could deliver there.
“What we learned from Jake was that’s probably his best position, but we’re still going to work him in the midfield at times.”
Harvey also said Essendon captain Dyson Heppell stood up as he continues his development as a leader.
“He’s a really strong leader and he’s been fighting through a little bit of adversity with the club being under pressure from a win/loss point of view, but he always plays at the maximum and leads from the front,” Harvey said.
Heppell picked up 31 disposals and laid seven tackles in Essendon’s 22-point win over the Power.
Essendon will now prepare for their ANZAC Day clash with Collingwood on Wednesday afternoon.