AFL 2 years ago

Caddy ready to make impact down forward

  • Caddy ready to make impact down forward

He had a break-out year in the midfield for the Cats last season, but Josh Caddy sees himself playing more of a forward role in 2016.

With the addition of Patrick Dangerfield from the Crows and Scott Selwood from the Eagles, the Cats boast some incredible depth through the midfield.

Caddy is no stranger around the goals with the midfielder kicking 16 goals, playing mainly second fiddle to captain Joel Selwood last season. On top of that, he was also averaging 20 disposals per match. 

With the rotation cap narrowed down to just 90 in 2016, many midfielders like Caddy will find the need to adapt and strengthen their attacking game in the forward line.

"I'm going into my sixth season so naturally the longer you're in the game the more responsibility you take on," Caddy told the club's website.

"I'm just a cog in the chain … I know we've got some really big names, but it's going to take a whole group of us to be a good side.

"I'm hopefully going to be that midfielder that goes forward at times – along with Paddy [Dangerfield], Joel [Selwood] in the last few years has kicked some goals

"You've just got to be able to go and play a different position, and I think for me that's as a forward."

Caddy added that there's a tough competitive nature around the club as competition for spots heading into the season are up for grabs.

"There's really tough competition for a spot for everyone.

"You don't want to hurt anyone at the same time though so it's a bit of a fine line."

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