I like that he's willing to play anywhere he is needed but I think when he was recruited that the intention was to play him as a midfielder. McGrath has proven that now. Not a fan of throwing players around positions unless it's a must for a season or two, but part of establishing consistency as a player is having a sole position and making it your own. Disrupting that just does a lot to a player. Parish is a real reflection of that, having been tossed between HF & the midfield for his first few years and now look at him. IMO - leave McGrath in the centre, it's where he dominates. The progression of Parish only helps players like Merrett & McGrath too, really takes the load off them and takes the pressure of them. I think we'll be talking about the same thing when Caldwell comes back + gets another preseason under his belt. He was already showing signs before he was injured, looks really smart with the ball + can find it too.Caldwell is another one to fit in.
McGrath can play anywhere. One of his best qualities is his commitment to the team and willingness to play any role.
With a full list to pick from I’d say our mid rotation would be:
C: Cox - Parish - McGrath
R: Draper - Shiel - Merrett/Stringer*
*Stringer to take centre bounces.
All of Ham, Langford, Smith and Snelling to pinch hit on the wing or take the odd centre bounce to mix the things up.