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The fringe Geelong midfielder that "needs to go" and the club who should go after him


Former AFL recruiter Matt Rendell has encouraged fringe Geelong midfielder Charlie Constable to explore his options during the trade period.

After being taken with pick 36 in the 2017 National Draft, the 21-year-old has only played nine games in three seasons for the Cats.

Rendell says the talented on-baller should look elsewhere in search for more game time in 2021.

“He needs to go (and find another club),” he said on AFL Trade Radio’s The Late Trade.

“He’s pretty much in the mould of (North Melbourne midfielder) Luke Davies-Uniacke, he’s a accumulator, a tall midfielder and wins a lot of contested ball.

“He used (the ball) quite well but he’s not really quick, although that’s OK. He needs to go somewhere where he’ll be able to play first up.”

Rendell said a club like North Melbourne could be a good fit for Constable, with the Roos currently undergoing an aggressive rebuild of their list.

“Maybe North Melbourne is a good spot for him,” he said.

“Maybe they only have to give up a third rounder at best, he dropped down further that he should have in that draft and North’s late third rounder will (likely) get it done – he would be a perfect one to help their midfield.”

Constable played twice in 2020, averaging 17 touches and four tackles.

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