The player Lyon believes is the most in-form in the AFL

SEN - Mon, 17th Jun 2019 - 0 Comments

Garry Lyon has labelled Fremantle's Michael Walters as the most in-form player in the competition.

In the Dockers' last three games, Walters has had shots for goal to win the game in two of them and bagged six on the weekend against Port Adelaide.

Lyon feels Walters’ six-goal, 25-disposal performance against the Power was ultimately the difference in the game.

“Michael Walters’ game on Saturday was quite extraordinary,” Lyon told SEN Breakfast.

“The game itself was a belter. They were so evenly matched, you couldn’t pick it, and in the end it was Walters’ magic.

“There’s no one in better form than him in the competition. No one is playing better.”

Lyon is excited by the 7-5 Dockers and believes they’re a genuine top eight threat.

“I don’t get to see them live a lot for whatever reason. Gee whiz what about this midfield? Nathan Fyfe, David Mundy, Brad and Stephen Hill, Michael Walters and Andrew Brayshaw,” he said.

“Fyfe is arguably the best player in the competition. Walters arguably the most in-form player.

“They’ve got a guy called Luke Ryan. He’s in the Tom Stewart category. That’s how good he is.

“He’s not as good as Tom, but he’s in that category.”

Jesse Hogan finished the game strongly, kicking three goals, and Lyon believes the Dockers are now working out how best to utilise him.

“This is the conclusion I’m arriving at. You can’t set up with Jesse Hogan as one of your key forwards,” he said.

“He’s not predictable. If you want him to play down the line predictable footy, that’s not him. He is a third forward allowed to run and roam.

“Ross Lyon, to my eye, is now working out how best to use him.

“He was cold as ice early, couldn’t get the ball, so he moved him up onto the wing and all of a sudden he was finding midfield footy and he was dragging his opponent into the centre, turning and losing him up and back.

“He was really good. He kicked three goals. You can’t allow him to get cold and stationary. You’ve got to keep him moving. He is a mobile third forward.”