MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Angus Brayshaw of the Demons looks on during the 2017 AFL round 02 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Carlton Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 02, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Former Melbourne player Jordan Lewis believes the Demons should place Angus Brayshaw on the trade table, as the onballer struggles breaking into his side’s midfield ranks, per Fox Footy.

Brayshaw placed on the podium of the 2018 Brownlow Medal count after an impressive season, with the Demons reaching a preliminary final under Simon Goodwin.

The club have failed to play at the same level since, with Brayshaw’s form reflective of his clubs.

The Demons sit 10th on the ladder with a 5-5 record as they prepare to take on Collingwood on Saturday afternoon.

While the Demons continue to chase the top eight, Brayshaw has staggered in 2020, playing a majority on the wing and collecting numbers below his par.

In recent weeks, with the absence of Jack Viney, Brayshaw has flourished in the Demons engine room, but will struggle to hold his position when Viney returns to take on the Magpies.

Speaking on AFL Nation, Lewis said that the Demons should look to move Brayshaw on given their overflowing midfield stocks.

“You certainly ask the question if you have got a lot of the same player,” he said on AFL Nation.

“I think if it’s on the table, why wouldn’t you look at it? They’ve got currency. I wouldn’t trade Viney, but if they’ve got currency and you could get another player in to compliment what they’ve already got (why wouldn’t you).”

AFL 360 co-host Gerard Whateley believed the Demons could get plenty in return for the 24-year-old.

“a pick inside 12” at the trade table or “a starter,” Whateley said.

“Top 14 player for your own team and you might get a combination”.