Demons midfielder Dom Tyson has applauded Jesse Hogan’s move into the midfield, saying it has created a new dynamic for the team and has led to his improvement in form.
Hogan is averaging 20.4 disposals and 2.4 goals per game this season, which are both career highs for the 23-year old. The power forward has arguably been the Demons’ most damaging player.
Tyson said that Hogan has modelled his 2018 game on another gun forward of the competition.
“He (Hogan) actually is a bit like a midfielder,” Tyson told SEN Breakfast.
“He has probably learnt a little bit of that from the Jarryd Roughead role from a couple of years ago where he can come into a centre bounce, be pretty aggressive and get his hands on the ball.
“It keeps him in the game if it’s a little bit dry up forward.
“He has a great running ability as well, so sometimes when he gets that big bodied defender pretty good in a wrestle, he can just allow himself to get up the ground and get involved.
“He is probably a bit of a link player for us because he is a beautiful field kick as well.”
Hogan played one of his best games for the season against St Kilda, where he racked up 25 disposals and booted three goals. Melbourne have won two straight and sit in tenth position.