Cameron at Magpies to learn and put pressure on talls


Collingwood’s sole trade period recruit Darcy Cameron is relishing his fresh start in Melbourne and isn’t daunted about fighting for a spot among the Magpies’ tall stocks.

Cameron, 24, has only played one AFL game after being selected by Sydney in the 2016 draft, but looks to have come to Collingwood with the job of putting pressure on the club’s current forward/part-time ruck option, Mason Cox.

Darcy Cameron joined the Pies in the trade period.Credit:Getty Images

“No matter what, there is always going to be competition with your role,” Cameron said on Monday. “I am just looking at it day by day and whatever happens round one, we will see.

“Obviously they’ve got the No.1 ruck role set in stone [with Brodie Grundy] but I would like to explore my time down forward. I did that a few years ago and really enjoyed that position and if that means I can give Brodie Grundy a chop out in the ruck, that’d be good.”



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