Former Collingwood rookie Jye Bolton could be thrown an AFL lifeline after his spectacular form in the WAFL has caught the eye of several clubs.
The 26-year old became just the 14th multiple Sandover Medal winner after capturing the WAFL’s award for the best player in the league last season and has since met with five AFL clubs.
AFL.com.au reports that Sydney has also shown interest in Bolton, who averaged 30.8 disposals for Claremont in 2018.
“I’ve probably spoken to the most clubs I have in around about five years, or probably ever,” Bolton told AFL.com.au.
“I’m not sure if that’s got something to do with the success of some mature-age recruits in the last year or two who have really helped teams come on and get into a better position – that’s probably assisted.
“I’m holding out hope someone gives me a chance, although you don’t really know until draft day.”
Bolton is hoping to follow in the footsteps of ex-Claremont teammates Bailey Banfield (Fremantle), Zac Langdon (Giants) and Matt Guelfi (Essendon), who all made their mark at AFL level last season.