Collingwood lead way for Brisbane Lions forward Daniel McStay

Collingwood lead way for Brisbane Lions forward Daniel McStay

Collingwood have relied heavily on gallant forward Brody Mihocek, who has been an exceptional pick-up since he was recruited as a key defender from VFL club Port Melbourne and been their most reliable avenue to goal over the past three seasons.

The Magpies are well-served for secondary forward targets, having Mihocek, talented youngster Oliver Henry and the small, but aerially capable, Jamie Elliott, in addition to goalsneak Jack Ginnivan. Mihocek, however, is 29 and has shouldered an enormous physical burden.

McStay is originally from Croydon, having been drafted in 2013 in the same national draft as his good friend and schoolmate (Luther College) Tom Boyd, who was taken at pick No.1 by the Giants.

A further consideration for Brisbane is their potential father-son recruit Will Ashcroft, who is rated among the top few players in the national draft pool and could even be a candidate for a bid at pick No.1. The Lions would need picks to match a high bid. Clubs typically use multiple picks in the second and third rounds for high-value academy or father-son recruits. Ashcroft, the son of former club great Marcus Ashcroft, is based in Melbourne and is yet to commit to the Lions.

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