Brisbane ruck-forward Tom Fullarton is reportedly seeking a trade to Melbourne to be Max Gawn's backup in 2024.

As a tall who can ruck and play forward, Fullarton has found it tough going attempting to break into the Lions' side, so he has opted for a fresh start.

At 24 years of age and 200cm, Fullarton is a key position player taken as a Category B rookie midway through the 2018 season and has played 19 games, averaging 9.1 disposals and kicking 6 goals.

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With the Lions having the reliable and almost ever-present Oscar McInerny, not to mention twin talls Joe Daniher and Eric Hipwood in the forward line, opportunities have been few and far between for Fullarton.

With Brodie Grundy leaving the Demons for a better opportunity at Sydney, a backup for Max Gawn has been a priority and Fullarton fits their needs exactly, both as a backup ruckman and a tall who can play forward.

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With Fullarton being out of contract, little remains for the Demons to do to secure the big man, while the Lions seem unlikely to stand in his way given his lack of game time and limited currency.

After a whirlwind week, Melbourne appears to have calmed the storm surrounding the club and Clayton Oliver and has resumed the business of sorting out their ruck and key forward situation to prevent a repeat of their past two finals campaigns in 2024.