Carlton’s Charlie Curnow has the potential to spend more time through the midfield in a similar role to Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey, according to Terry Wallace.
In his fourth year at senior level, the emerging Blues star has been deployed as a forward, booting 61 goals in his 50 AFL games.
“Completely different player don’t get me wrong, but I see him similar to Jordan De Goey, where he is a forward, but with time through the middle of the ground,” Wallace told The Match Committee.
“I think he’s good enough to get up the ground and be able to get some midfield time.
“He played that role at under 18 level. The original call on him was he was more of a midfielder with a big tank and could go, but his contested marking was so good that he ended up almost morphing in his first couple of seasons into a key forward.
“I think he can definitely play both roles.”
Curnow will hope to inspire Carlton to their first win of the season against the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.