The numbers that could prompt positional change for key Magpie

SEN - Mon, 19th Aug 2019 - 0 Comments

David King believes Collingwood should consider deploying Darcy Moore forward once he returns to full fitness.

The versatile Pie spent much of his early years playing as a key forward before finding a new home down back with immediate success at the beginning of this season.

Currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, King pondered whether Moore will be better suited playing forward with marks inside 50 a key performance indicator for the Magpies.

“Marking inside the forward 50 is a key indicator to Collingwood – they’re 11-1 when they mark it more than 10 times inside their forward 50,” the North Melbourne great told SEN’s Whateley.

“And it poses the question: What do they do with Darcy Moore when he comes back? Is he forward or back? Can he play bit parts in the ruck?

“I think (Jack) Madgen’s done a really good job down back, I’m not sure you need to replace that. I’m just interested to see whether he (Moore) plays forward or back and if he does play forward, does he spend some time in the ruck?

“That makes them pretty flexible again.”

Collingwood returned to form on the weekend with a convincing 66-point win over Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval, making it three wins on the spin with finals on the horizon.

Defender Jeremy Howe told SEN Breakfast this morning that Moore is a chance to return for Friday night’s clash with Essendon at the MCG.

Listen to David King’s chat on SEN’s Whateley in the player below