Collingwood Magpies star Jordan De Goey has come beneath hearth after a collection of lacklustre performances because the coronavirus lockdown.
Throughout Friday’s slender 66-64 loss to the Giants in Sydney, De Goey managed ten disposals, 5 handballs and nil contested marks.
The 24-year-old has solely scored two targets within the 2020 premiership up to now, averaging two tackles per sport and 62 per cent disposal effectivity.
De Goey is within the last 12 months of a multimillion-dollar contract with Collingwood, however Port Adelaide nice Kane Cornes believes the mid-forward is but to show his value this season.
“I simply suppose he must be put beneath the highlight just a little bit,” Cornes stated on Channel 9’s Footy Categorized.
“He’s not a million-dollar participant. If he’s asking for one million , he can’t be averaging 14 disposals, have two tackles and kick half a objective a sport.
“He didn’t have a sort out once more on Friday. He touched it ten occasions for 5 disposals, he didn’t kick a objective. He’s nonetheless inaccurate in entrance of targets, so he’s unreliable there. He’s hit 2.6 for the 12 months.
“He must be working more durable, and if he’s not getting the ball, he wants to use fierce defensive stress and truly begin tackling.”
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Regardless of the underwhelming begin to the season, Herald Solar reporter Mark Robinson was adamant De Goey would enhance.
“De Goey’s output as mid-forward isn’t something to rave about, however it’s a undertaking for him and the Pies,” Robinson said on Tuesday.
“He may simply return to taking part in deep ahead however it seems the Pies are glad there with a combo of Elliott, Stephenson, Brown, Mihochek, Cox and a floater. The optimistic is de Goey can enhance his sport.”
In April, Fox Footy reporter Tom Morris revealed De Goey was negotiating his personal contract after dumping his supervisor in February.
“Jordan de Goey remains to be with no supervisor. For the time being it’s not a large challenge given contracts have been frozen, however my folks inform me he’ll be with no supervisor for the entire 12 months, which implies he’ll be negotiating his contract himself,” Morris informed Fox Sports activities Information’ AFL Tonight.
“That has enormous ramifications down the observe. Quantity one in all course, how is he capable of negotiate contracts when he has most likely by no means negotiated a multimillion-dollar contract earlier than?”
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De Goey was the Magpies’ main goalkicker throughout the 2018 premiership, kicking a career-best 49 targets and serving to Collingwood attain the Grand Remaining for the primary time in seven years.
Since making his debut for the Magpies in 2015, De Goey has performed 92 AFL matches, totalling 120 targets.
Collingwood are at the moment fifth on the AFL ladder, and are scheduled to face the Essendon Bombers on the MCG on Friday.