Demons open Daw for Majak

14 February 2021 20:37:40 GMTPlus11

Melbourne have handed an AFL lifeline to Majak Daw, who will train with the Demons for the rest of the pre-season.

The Demons have three spots on their list available and are looking to fill them before the Pre-Season Supplemental Selection Period closes on 9th March.

29-year-old Daw, who was delisted by North Melbourne at the end of the 2020 campaign, will now get the chance to try and earn a spot and will begin training with the rest of the players on Monday.

Daw signed with Northern Football League side North Heidelberg and was training with them on Thursday before he got the call from Melbourne to talk over the situation.

The Demons have been hit by the news forwards Ben Brown (knee) and Sam Weideman (leg) are facing spells on the sidelines and Daw could answer coach Simon Goodwin's SOS call.

"As part of the Pre-Season Supplemental Selection Period we have offered Majak Daw an opportunity to train with us for the remainder of pre-season," Demons list manager Tim Lamb told melbournefc.com.au.

"We are looking to potentially further reinforce our tall stocks and Majak will be given the opportunity to impress during this period."

The Kangaroos delisted Daw and 10 other players at the end of 2020 following a horror campaign that saw them pick up just three wins.

Daw made 54 appearances for the Roos during his time there and will now hope to do enough to earn a deal across town.

The Demons are priced at 25/1 to win the NRL grand final.

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