MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Kane Lambert of the Tigers celebrates kicking a goal during the round four AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Brisbane Lions at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 14, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Former Melbourne skipper Garry Lyon believes Richmond midfielder Kane Lambert has enjoyed a better season than his captain Trent Cotchin.

Since being drafted in 2015, Lambert has worked on his craft, and become a premier ball winning midfielder at the Tigers, and has cemented a spot in the side’s best 22.

In 2018, Lambert is averaging 22 disposals and 3.0 clearances – that comes in comparison to Cotchin, who averages 23 disposals and 5.0 clearances.

With Cotchin and fellow superstar Dustin Martin receiving a good deal of the attentions from opposition sides, Lyon feels sides should begin looking more toward Lambert.

“If you’re at the ground, watch Kane Lambert closely, his work rate is just phenomenal,” Lyon said on SEN Breakfast.

“He and (Shane) Edwards who are so good, don’t get the attention that Cotchin and Martin do, I think that’s going to change.

“I think someone’s going to have to go to Lambert.

“He’s probably had a better year than Cotchin this year.

“So I wonder at some stage whether you ask the question of a player that hasn’t ever been tagged.

“We know that Cotchin will handle a tag ok, we know that Dusty handles it ok, let’s find out about Lambert.

“I think that’s the way to go.”