AFL Tuesday trade recap
BOMBERS SECURE ITS TALL TIMBER
Gold Coast’s Peter Wright will be at Essendon in 2021.
The 24-year-old finds his way to Tullamarine after failing to play a single game for the Suns in 2020.
The trade between the clubs sees the Suns receive a future fourth-round selection for the former No.8 pick in the 2014 draft.
Wright played 66 games in six seasons, and now will become the Bombers’ number one forward, after the departure of Joe Daniher to the Brisbane Lions.
HANNAN JOINS THE KENNEL
Former Melbourne forward Mitch Hannan is now a Western Bulldog after four seasons in the red and blue.
The crafty forward has signed a two year deal.
In return the Demons receive a future third-round selection for the 26-year-old who played 50 games kicking 55 goals.
He was instrumental to Melbourne’s deep run in the 2018 finals, which saw the club feature in September for the first time since 2006.
Hannan will help the Dogs’s small to medium forward stocks, which the side lacked this season.
GWS SECURES ITS RUCK GIANT
GWS has secured the services of big man Brayden Preuss to lead the Giants ruck division in 2021.
The 25-year-old joins the Giants, which will be his third club having began his career at North Melbourne then Melbourne.
The hard working ruckman will take on the majority of the ruck work having played second fiddle alongside premier ruckman’s of the competition: Todd Goldstein and Max Gawn.
The Demons receive pick 31 in the deal, despite him having two years left on his contract.
VETERAN RUCKMAN IS NOW A BULLDOG
The Western Bulldogs have made a major move bolstering its ruck stocks with veteran big man Stefan Martin joining the Kennel in 2021.
The addition of the former Lion will help assist the emerging Tim English.
The 33-year-old who is one of the underrated ruckman in the competition has played 190 games across two clubs: Melbourne and Brisbane.
By Juri Bilcich
IMAGE: Gold Coast Suns website.