AFL Rd 13 - Western Bulldogs v Melbourne
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Tim English of the Bulldogs and Brayden Preuss of the Demons compete for the ball during the round 13 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Metricon Stadium on August 22, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Melbourne ruckman Braydon Preuss will be on the lookout for a third club in the upcoming trade period and Melbourne great Garry Lyon has said he would be a “good fit” with Sydney.

News broke on Monday that the 25-year old will be on the move to a new club after struggling for permanent opportunities in his two seasons at Melbourne, currently behind in the ruck ranks to captain Max Gawn and 2019 pick 3 Luke Jackson.

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Preuss has only played 10 games over two seasons since moving from North Melbourne in 2018, where he also struggled for oppotunities behind star ruckman Todd Goldstein.

Speaking on SEN Breakfast, Lyon said Sydney would be a strong option for him to continue his career, despite strong interest from cross-town rivals GWS Giants.

“I think the Swans would be a good fit for him,” Lyon said.

“The Swans have got a great record with exactly that type of player, the players that have a bit of experience and shown a bit, to turn them into a really, really good AFL player.

“If I was Braydon Preuss and if there was an opportunity to go there, I would look at that really closely.”

Sydney have struggled with ruck issues for the past two seasons, with first-choice ruckman Sam Naismith only playing two games in 2020 due to a knee injury. This left the Swans to rely on veteran Callum Sinclair and youngster Hayden McLean to cobble together ruck minutes.