Crozier hails Bulldogs strength in depth

06 January 2021 17:17:16 GMTPlus11

Western Bulldogs ace Hayden Crozier has saluted the strength in depth within their ranks and is looking forward the 2021 AFL campaign.

The Dogs are back in training ahead of the new season and welcomed former Collingwood star Adam Treloar into the fold for the first time following his much-publicised switch during the Trade Period.

Another player who was the talk of the Trade Period, Josh Dunkley, was also in training with the rest of the players after his request for a move away failed to happen.

It means the Bulldogs are blessed with plenty of quality and options, but Crozier is not complaining and says it can only be a good thing.

The on-ball division also includes Marcus Bontempelli, Tom Liberatore, Jack Macrae and Bailey Smith, so competition for places will be hot.

"There's certainly a lot of depth there, but competition for spots is good," Crozier told reporters on Wednesday. "A lot of those guys in the midfield can play different positions, as well, and a bit of flexibility in the team is nice.

"Bevo (coach Luke Beveridge) enjoys having guys who can play multiple positions. I'm sure the boys aren't too fussed what positions they're going to be playing, they just want to be playing.

"It's going to be interesting to see how it goes over the next couple of months in the match sim and all that kind of stuff, but we're confident the group we put out in round one will be good."

The Bulldogs are priced at 11/1 to win the AFL grand final.

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