“Average” return from boom Pies recruit: Wallace

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Dayne Beams has had an underwhelming start to his second-stint as a Collingwood player, according to Terry Wallace

Beams re-joined the Magpies from Brisbane in a blockbuster trade that saw the Lions secure picks 18, 56 and a future first-round selection.

The 29-year-old is averaging 27 disposals and 2.3 tackles from seven games in what is a star-studded Pies midfield.

When asked how the midfielder was travelling on The Match Committee, Wallace replied: “Average”.

“I thought he was marginally better last weekend, but only marginally.

“I thought: ‘What an absolute bonus bringing Dayne Beams back’, and it hasn’t yet worked out that way.

“He hasn’t let anyone down … but it hasn’t worked out to be a bonus.”

The AFL Hall of Famer says the inclusion of gun on-baller Lachie Neale from Fremantle has successfully offset the sudden departure of Beams.

“I thought: ‘Are Brisbane any better off or are they worse off with him gone and Neale in?’
They’re significantly better off with Neale playing the way that he’s playing,” Wallace added.

“He’s still got another level he can to go, I don’t think here’s any doubt about that.”

Beams will line-up for Collingwood in tomorrow night’s clash against Sydney at the SCG.