It was another impressive display from Jordan De Goey as he booted six goals in the Magpies 28 point victory over St Kilda Saturday night at Etihad stadium.
Jordan De Goey’s 2018 season
The 22 year-old missed the opening three rounds of the season after serving a club imposed suspension for an off-season drink driving incident. His start to the season was also delayed due a hamstring injury.
The form of De Goey since his return against Adelaide in round four has been significant. And spending more time forward has seen a return of 15 goals in six games while also averaging 17 disposals a match.
Collingwood are currently sitting outside the eight on percentage with De Goey proving himself to be one of the most valuable players in the competition. Meanwhile Collingwood pushes towards playing finals football for the first time since 2013.
More time forward beckons
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley was rightfully full of praise for his young star after the game. He hinted the youngster may be destined for a longer stint playing forward than perhaps originally anticipated.
“Jordy’s going well. He’s winning his one-on-one contests and he’s finishing when he gets that opportunity. I think he’s enjoying playing as a forward, probably a bit more than he thought he would. At the moment, the way our midfield is structured, the way our forward line is structured, he’s clearly important in that part of the field.”
Show me the money
Jordan De Goey is out of contract at the end of the season. Current form will certainly have the Magpie in high demand.
Danny Frawley was full of praise for the forward after his performance. And St Kilda is one club that has been linked with making a move for De Goey.
“He’s got a few x’s beside his name with some off-field scenarios. But he could be one of the great players in the competition in two years time. If I’m a team’s recruiting guy and he agrees to come to our club, I’m doing the deal right now. Throw an extra $200,000 on his contract.”
Adam Treloar was quizzed on the contractual situation of his teammate only a fortnight ago, and was confident he would be going nowhere.
“I’m pretty sure he’ll stay because he loves the boys.”
Drafted with pick five in the 2014 draft, Jordan De Goey signed a contract extension until the end of 2018. Based on current form, the Magpies faithfuls will be hoping another contract extension is not too far away.