Nick Dal Santo has singled out young gun Jy Simpkin as someone who has “so much upside” at Arden Street in 2021.
Simpkin, who played every game for North Melbourne in 2020, impressed as he averaged 20 touches and nearly four tackles.
The 22-year-old has noticeably bulked up during the off-season and impressed onlookers at training since returning from the festive season break.
Dal Santo said he was excited to see how the talented youngster progresses in 2021, saying Simpkin brings something different to the North Melbourne midfield.
“He is so important to their midfield,” he said on SEN Summer Breakfast.
“The young man who’s coming through with a handful of others, he does a few things on the football field that not many at North Melbourne can do.
“He is so important for their future, he’s a great player and has so much upside to come.”
North Melbourne will play their first pre-season game next month, when they travel to Hobart for their clash against Adelaide on February 28.