Will Troy Menzel get another AFL lifeline

Troy Menzel
09 Oct, 2017 by Liam Sheedy

On Saturday the Adelaide Crows announced the delistings of Dean Gore and Troy Menzel from the playing squad for next season.

Gore joined the club as part of the Patrick Dangerfield trade to Geelong but never played an AFL game. Menzel only played four games for the Crows since crossing from Carlton at the end of the 2015 season.

Still only 23 years of age, another AFL club may very well decide the forward is worth another shot at AFL level.

Troy Menzel talented youngster

Troy Menzel was drafted to Carlton with pick 11 in the 2012 draft. And would go on to play 40 games for the Blues for a return of 47 goals.

Defensive work-rate was often the knock on the South Australian. But he certainly has some x-factor and can kick a goal.

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While fitness levels were not ideal when Menzel arrived at Adelaide, it is an area he has reportedly worked hard on over the last two years.

2017 form

The former Blue got his AFL opportunity with four games in the opening eight rounds this season. But did not play at AFL level again after this.

The Adelaide Crows forward-line is the most potent in the league so opportunities for the 23 year-old were certainly limited.

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At SANFL level Menzel kicked 24 goals from 14 games so was solid without being spectacular. Still with plenty of football ahead of him you would think at the very least Troy Menzel will be in the conversation from some AFL clubs.

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