Australian football Hall of Famer Terry Wallace has outlined what he believes to be Luke Dahlhaus’ best role and how he should be used at Geelong.
Dahlhaus, 26, joined the Cats on a four-year deal during the trade period as an unrestricted free agent from the Western Bulldogs.
“For me, I think Luke Dahlhaus’ best role is as a forward/midfielder,” Wallace told SEN.
“Rotating in the middle of the ground, being able to get there, put pressure on, work back down through the lines, but being able to play as that high half-forward pressure-built player.
“At Geelong, I don’t think he kicks enough goals just to play as a permanent forward and I think you need someone who can add more goal-kicking strength than what I believe he can.”
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Wallace would like to see Dahlhaus and Gary Ablett alternate up forward and through the midfield next season.
“The only factor for me on playing him in the role that I think is his best, is that you’ve got to have Gary Ablett as the flip-over player with him,” Wallace added.
“If Ablett is going to spend most of his time in the middle of the ground, Dahlhaus is not going to be able to get in there with everyone else that they’ve got to try to fit through there in that midfield structure.
“I think that the Ablett/Dahlhaus thing could work and be a valuable commodity for the Cats.”
Along with Dahlhaus, Geelong also added former Sydney speedster Gary Rohan, as they look to progress deeper into September in 2019.