Western Bulldogs midfielder Jack Macrae is assured he can take his recreation to a different degree in 2019.
The star midfielder had an unbelievable 2018, the place completed as runner-up within the Membership’s greatest and fairest by a solitary vote – regardless of lacking three video games with a hamstring damage.
Averaging virtually 33 disposals and greater than 5 tackles per recreation, Macrae was a shining gentle for the Canine in a tricky season.
However he believes he can discover one other gear by including extra strings to his bow.
“I pleasure myself on my efficiency year-in, year-out and there’s nonetheless so many areas for myself to enhance which is basically thrilling,” the 24-year-old instructed FOX Sports activities.
“I’ve at all times been fortunate sufficient, going again to junior ranges, to have the ability to discover it (the footy)”
“Breaking traces, run-and-carry with the ball, kicking a couple of extra objectives and setting it up and that management aspect of my recreation (are issues I can enhance)
“I’m one of many extra skilled boys out on the sector now and simply rising that aspect of my recreation (is essential) and serving to others alongside the best way as a lot as doable.”
Pissed off by the damage which hampered him final season, Macrae is utilizing the pre-season to be as ready as doable for 2019.
It was the primary time the sturdy midfielder had didn’t play 20 matches in a season, since his debut season in 2013.
“I used to be dissatisfied final 12 months, I used to be taking part in actually nice, constant footy and sadly received injured. That basically stuffed up the center a part of my 12 months,” he mentioned.
“That’s certainly one of my keys, to remain as wholesome as doable, and I’m at all times trying to enhance.”