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Which Demons midfielder may have to look elsewhere for opportunity?

North Melbourne legend Brent Harvey says out of favour Melbourne midfielder Dom Tyson might have to start exploring options elsewhere.

Tyson played 77 games in his first four years at the Demons after departing GWS at the end of 2013, but has played just eight in 2018 as younger, quicker players such as Charlie Spargo and Bayley Fritsch have moved past him in the pecking order.

Tyson is again among the omissions for the Dees’ trip to Darwin to take on Fremantle, and Harvey believes the time might be now for Tyson to assess his future.

“Dom Tyson is out again, which is very interesting as well,” he told *SEN Afternoons*.

“He might have to look around, I reckon.”

Young key forward Sam Weideman has joined Tyson in being dropped after the Dees’ two-point loss to St Kilda last week.

The grandson of Collingwood premiership captain Murray, Weideman has played just 15 games in three years since being selected with pick nine in the 2015 AFL draft, and Harvey believes he is a tantalising prospect.

“I’m not sure if he’s out of contract, but he’d certainly be appealing,” he said.

“Any high-end draft pick three years ago has done their development and is ready to go.

“Sam’s been at the Dees for three years now, he was a pretty high draft pick, and probably hasn’t fulfilled his potential.

“I know he’s had some injuries and he’s not getting a game for other reasons.

“I’m not sure the Demons would be keen to let him go.”

Listen to Brent Harvey’s chat with Andy Maher on SEN Afternoons in the player below