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Should the Blues go after "gettable" Tigers small forward?


Richmond small forward Jack Higgins fell off the map towards the end of the 2020 season.

The 21-year-old didn’t feature for the Tigers after Round 15, despite being a regular part of the team for the first half of the year.

SEN Chief Reporter Sammy Edmund believes Higgins could find himself on the trade table next week.

“Jack Higgins, definitely gettable is the term we throw around at this time of the year, he has been told there’s a chance that he will be traded. He’s got one year to go (on his contract),” Edmund said.

Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney believes Higgins would be a perfect fit for Carlton.

“He’s one that would slot into that Carlton forward six really well,” Cooney told AFL Trade Radio.

“We spoke earlier about Alex Sexton, I’m not sure he’s the type of player Carlton needs in their forward line.

“I’d love to get Jack Higgins if I was a Carlton supporter. He’s a pressure player, kicks mercurial goals and just tackles and harasses and that’s what they need down there at the feet of those big boys.”

Carlton has been actively seeking a small forward for a while, missing out on Tom Papley in the 2019 trade period.

At 21, Higgins would provide the Blues a long-term solution at the position.

The Tigers meanwhile have a plethora of depth at the position, including the likes of Shai Bolton, Jason Castagna, Jake Aarts and Daniel Rioli.

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