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Brisbane “fortunate” to have a player of McCarthy’s ilk: Fagan

2018-10-11T13:20+11:00

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan is confident Geelong recruit Lincoln McCarthy can stay injury-free and make a big impact for the club in the coming years.

McCarthy joined the Lions on a three-year deal after seven injury plagued years with the Cats – playing just 29 games in that time.

Fagan has full faith in the club’s medical team that they can keep the 24-year-old fit and healthy in order to get the very best out of the forward.

“He’s a really, really good player,” Fagan told SEN Afternoons.

“We’ve got a lot of trust in our medical team. We had a new medical team turn up at that time led by Peter Blanch and our Head of Conditioning – Damien Austin.

“The confidence we have in our medical and fitness team led us to the conclusion that Lincoln McCarthy would be a fantastic recruit for us.

“I think there’s guys like this at every club, they’ve been there for six or seven years, they’ve had a lot of injuries and they often feel like they need a change of environment to pick up – I feel that’s the case with Lincoln.”

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The ability to play in multiple positions was a big reason why Fagan was keen to secure McCarthy during the trade period.

“He brings a lot to the table: he’s a fantastic mark for his size, he’s a great tackler, he can play forward and midfield and he’s a great character,” Fagan added.

“I’ve heard Chris Scott speak about him – he thinks the same of him, so we feel really fortunate to have him.”

Listen to Chris Fagan's chat on SEN Afternoons with Andy Maher in the player below

Brisbane Lions Lincoln MCCARTHY Geelong Chris Fagan SEN Afternoons

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