Been saying this for sometime, can afford to reward good training and commitment and should be done with an eye on the future. Very likely none of the 'older', senior players will want to, but should happen. Interesting to see who is played in the preseason games, or will it be like last year where senior players were played eg Adams to get them as match fit as possible for the first round.Going off Rayner’s interview yesterday they are expecting a few changes throughout the year.
A bit of a rotational policy maybe?
I think that we have a deep enough squad now to be able to do it successfully with resting the older players when required. And bringing in some young and hungry faces to replace them.
Reward Fullarton, Dev, Ely etc for what appears to be an effort in the off season to get in as good as shape as possible. Rest one of the mid fielders (we got smashed in the Prelim in the mid field), rest Birchall, Mitch, McStay, rest possibly Zorks, and Lyons. Not saying they are not considered for round 1 but rest them for the two preseason games.