Essendon great Tim Watson says key forward Tom Lynch is going to thrive at Richmond by playing in a side surrounded by better players.
Lynch, 25, officially joined the Tigers on a seven-year deal yesterday, after eight seasons at the struggling Gold Coast Suns.
Watson doesn’t think we have seen the best of the 2016 All-Australian.
“If you’re a forward in this game, you need great play forward of you,” Watson told SEN Breakfast.
“Because if the ball is slow and you’re playing in a poor team then obviously it’s going to be much, much more difficult for you to find space in the forward line.
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“I don’t think we’ve seen the full potential of Tom Lynch because he’s played in a poor team.
“I think Richmond are going to get somebody that is going to be an absolute superstar in their front-half because of the way they move the ball.
“I think they will make adjustments too. You can’t keep doing the same thing over and over again and think that you’re going to be able to move with the times.”
Lynch played 131 games for the Suns, booting 254 goals.
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