Former North Melbourne player and current Glenelg forward Lachie Hosie finds it “ridiculous” that AFL clubs haven’t been showing much interest in teammate Liam McBean.
McBean has been on fire in the SANFL since his delisting from Richmond at the end of 2016, winning the past three Ken Farmer Medals for the league’s leading goalkicker.
The key forward struggled for selection during his time at Punt Road, earning five games and kicking one goal. However, McBean is a proven goalkicker at state league level and according to Hosie he should be on an AFL list.
“I pinch myself every time I get to play with someone that has the calibre of talent that Liam has,” Hosie told SEN SA Breakfast.
“Three Ken Farmer Medals in a row, you don’t really hear of that much at all. Whether or not he should be playing AFL? I definitely think that he should be on a list.
“It’s ridiculous how people haven’t been showing more interest in him but I know for a fact that he’s very happy playing at the Glenelg footy club and being around us at the moment.
“He can’t wait to taste some success and I can’t wait to taste it with him. It would be really good to share something special with him.”
McBean became the first player in a decade to win three consecutive Ken Farmer Medals after kicking 51 goals in 2021 to top the table.
The 27-year-old kicked a bag of five on four occasions this season which included a season-high haul of seven goals against Central District.