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Watch General Manager of List Management Derek Hine explain how he and the football department have worked to replenish Collingwood's midfield stocks ahead of the 2015 season after the loss of Luke Ball and Dayne Beams.
Taylor Adams is tipped to take over the mantle of midfield hard nut from the retiring Luke Ball.

Taylor Adams is tipped to take over the mantle of midfield hard nut from the retiring Luke Ball.

General Manager of List Management Derek Hine explains how he and the football department have worked to replenish Collingwood's midfield stocks ahead of the 2015 season after the loss of Luke Ball and Dayne Beams.

On the way the club is looking to fill the gaps left by the absent Luke Ball and Dayne Beams...
“With Luke Ball retiring, as that really strong inside midfielder, we think that we’ve really got that covered with Taylor Adams coming in and playing that role. His progression throughout the year prior to injury was really, really encouraging.

“Tay’s been pretty much training non-stop since then, so that’s a real positive. He’s got a real fire in the belly to make that role his own.

“I think with Travis Varcoe coming in and to a lesser extent Jack Crisp, it really gives us the scope to release players through other areas.

“With Travis coming in, he won’t be playing an inside role, but we want him on the outside where he can use his wheels to advantage.

On the structure of the club's list as it approaches the 2015 National Draft...
“With the health of the list, and looking at the changes the football club’s made in terms of the training profiles and all those sorts of things, all those boys who have sustained long-term injuries have really come back and have been filtering through the organisation at the moment and really have a fire in the belly.

“It’s exciting, but again, I think we feel that the playing group is ready to go and the profile of the list is ready to go.

“Now it’s really important that Nathan Buckley and the rest of the coaches can work with them to maximise all players potential, whether it be Dane Swan at 31 years or Darcy Moore, who’s 18 years, and that will be our goal going forward."