Crows give the latest on top draft pick’s development

Adelaide Head of Football Adam Kelly is buoyed by Fischer McAsey’s performance in the SANFL on the weekend.

The 21-year-old took eight marks – four of them contested – and kicked 2.2 in a 36-point win over West Adelaide.

McAsey, selected with pick No.6 in the 2019 National Draft, hasn’t appeared at AFL level since Round 12 2020.

The young Crow, who missed a chunk of the 2022 pre-season due to a back injury, has made nine appearances in the SANFL this year.

Kelly says McAsey’s most recent display against West Adelaide was one of his best since arriving at West Lakes.

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“On the weekend he actually had one of his best performances, so that was a real positive playing forward,” he told SEN SA Breakfast.

“I think he took four contested marks, had four shots on goal, so that was really good to see.

“We’re playing him forward at the moment. As the case with key position players, they need time.

“Fischer has spent time down back, we’ve moved him forward at the moment.

“He’s obviously a very talented footballer and he’s a quality person.

“We just need ‘Fisch’ to get a good run at it with his body and if he can get some continuity hopefully in the back half of the season he might push for selection.”

All of McAsey’s 10 AFL games came in his debut season in 2020.

He’s kicked six goals and is averaging 3.7 marks per game in the SANFL this year.


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