Terry Wallace believes the Western Bulldogs would be best served by deploying Jason Johannisen as a forward.
Johannisen is back in the Bulldogs line-up for tonight’s clash with Collingwood after missing the opening three rounds with an ankle injury.
Best known as a creative half-back, Wallace believes the 2016 Norm Smith Medallist should be thrown forward by coach Luke Beveridge because of the Bulldogs’ strength in numbers with running defenders.
“I think it’s forward,” Half Of Famer Wallace said on SEN’s The Match Committee when asked of Johannisen's best position.
“For two reasons. I have a look at the moment, you’ve got Caleb Daniel playing great footy off half-back.
“He’s really being a set up player for them down that end of the ground. From late last year he’s been doing the same thing.
“You’ve got Matt Suckling playing really good football down there, you’ve brought Taylor Duryea to your club to play that sort of role and you’ve got (Hayden) Crozier down that end of the ground.
“So they are stacked up (in that position) and it’s a strength of theirs at the moment.
“You flip it around to the other end of the ground. It’s ok there but it is a bit one-paced.
“It’s just got the one dynamic down there. (Billy) Gowers, (Sam) Lloyd, (Tory) Dickson and (Mitch) Wallis spending time down there.
“They are all one-paced players so just to get him (Johannisen) down there to add a little bit more dynamic and speed.
“I would start Jason Johannisen as a forward and see how it plays out.”
The Dogs head into the Round 4 clash with Magpies at the MCG with a record of 2-1 which has them placed fifth on the ladder.
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