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The club that would be an “amazing” fit for fringe Bulldog


Gold Coast would be an ideal fit for fringe Western Bulldogs forward Mitch Wallis if he looked for a move in the trade period, according to Matthew Lloyd.

The 28-year-old has been on the periphery for most of the 2021 season, playing just six senior games after being appointed vice-captain in the pre-season.

Wallis, who is eligible for unrestricted free agency, kicked 25 goals in 2020 to top the club’s goalkicking, but has found senior opportunities few and far between this campaign.

“I know they (Gold Coast) get spoken about a lot in this space … I reckon he (Wallis) would be amazing for them in terms of the character he brings,” Lloyd told AFL Trade Radio.

“Mitch has been unbelievable for him (Cody Weightman) in terms of being the most welcoming person in that regard.

“He’s the type of guy that you would say, ‘come and play with us for a couple of years’ and then could you keep him on for good?”

Lloyd described Wallis as a “high-end character” that still has something to offer at the highest level.

“Last year he was super smart the way he used his body and just didn’t miss (in front of goal),” the Essendon great said.

“He’s also an unbelievable person so you’re bringing in a high-end character. He was vice-captain this year for a reason, but fell out at the Western Bulldogs.


“One thing you’re getting is an unbelievable person into your football club.

“He’s potentially going to miss out on two premierships, so he would probably love to go to a top-end side, but I’m sure he would be brilliant for a young group as well.”

Wallis has kicked 105 goals in 157 games for the Dogs.

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