Carlton’s Jack Silvagni should be given a dual role, playing up forward then pushing into the midfield, according to AFL Hall of Famer Terry Wallace.
Silvagni, 21, was named in the Blues’ extended squad for Sunday’s match against the Western Bulldogs, after impressing in the VFL with two goals.
Wallace would like to see the young Blue play a similar role to that of Bulldogs midfielder Mitch Wallis.
“He’s been thrown around everywhere,” Wallace told The Match Committee.
“He’s played through the middle of the ground on occasions, he’s mostly played as that mid-sized forward.
“I would like to see him get an opportunity through the middle of the ground.
“The role that I would play him in, is the role that Mitch Wallis plays for the Bulldogs. That’s forward, into the middle, down to the forward line and have that dual role.”
Silvagni has played 43 games for Carlton but is yet to feature at AFL level this season.