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The Richmond star Zac Williams should model himself on


Carlton will add GWS defender Zac Williams for 2021, with the plan seemingly to use him as an on-baller.

Williams starred in a primarily midfield role during the 2019 finals series, while the Giants struggled with injuries.

However, Matthew Lloyd has floated a concern he has with Carlton’s plan to use him as a permanent midfielder.

“He doesn’t have the body shape of a Marcus Bontempelli or a Lachie Neale. To me, he looks like a player, and I know everyone has different body compositions, but he needs the pre-season of his life to be a 22-game midfielder,” Lloyd told AFL Trade Radio.

Kane Cornes agreed, saying Williams should get in touch with Richmond star Shane Edwards for tips about training and fitness.

“Stephen Silvagni said that yesterday, that there’s question marks over (Williams’) engine, so that has alarm bells for me,” Cornes said.

“He’ll look great when his side has the ball because he can get on the end of the handball receive and get a kick inside 50. How will he be when that ball turns over and he’s got to work back.

“(If I was Williams I’d) get on the phone to someone like Shane Edwards and ask him how to train.”

Carlton could secure the talented speedster as soon as this Friday when the free agency period opens.

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