Star Fremantle midfielder Andrew Brayshaw is bracing himself for one other tight value prior to Sunday’s AFL clash with Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.
Brayshaw turned into as soon as in aesthetic execute for the length of the outlet two rounds of 2021, but has struggled to shake tight tags over the previous fortnight.
The 21-year-feeble turned into as soon as held to 19 disposals within the spherical-three loss to Carlton.
And in last week’s get better from Hawthorn, Brayshaw turned into as soon as cramped to correct three first-half of disposals antagonistic to James Worpel.
Brayshaw spent stints of the second-half of tagging Tom Mitchell in a expose to secure himself into the game, and he sooner or later got off the leash himself to originate with 15 disposals.
Adelaide’s Ben Keays looms as Brayshaw’s value on Sunday, and Dockers coach Justin Longmuir says assistants Josh Carr and Joel Corey had been making ready the younger Fremantle star.
Carr turned into as soon as a famed tagger for the length of his 207-game AFL career at Fremantle and Port Adelaide, whereas Corey had to tackle taggers at some level of his decorated career at Geelong.
“We will prepare for it. Keays has confirmed he’s accomplished it successfully within the previous, so we mediate that is their motive for desire,” Longmuir talked about.
“They (Carr and Corey) have gone thru his vision and given him some tools about how to toddle in opposition to as a value.
“Andy turned into as soon as in actuality sure about his second-half of in opposition to Hawthorn, and in actuality sure about some issues that he can originate to attend the crew and attend himself.”
Fremantle will need to fetch one design to stop in-execute spearhead Taylor Walker, who has booted 20 needs from four video games this season.
Walker finest managed 15 needs from 14 video games last season, but the unusual ideas have suited the 30-year-feeble completely.
“What Adelaide had been able to originate is manipulate place for Walker in actuality well,” Longmuir talked about.
“They’ve been able to secure velocity on the ball, which helps any ahead. He’s been on the stop of some in actuality correct present. The system we protect as a crew is going to be vital.”
The Crows have defied the doubters to post a 3-1 file over the outlet four rounds.
Fremantle (2-2) have struggled far from dwelling up to now this year, and so they have a dreadful 1-8 file at Adelaide Oval.
Dockers skipper Nat Fyfe booted 0.6 in opposition to Hawthorn last week, and his goalkicking shall be firmly within the highlight in opposition to Adelaide.