Tigers add midfield depth

Former Tullamarine midfielder Dean Bartrop. (Shawn Smits)

Kyneton has signed Tullamarine best and fairest winner Dean Bartrop as it looks to improve their midfield stocks.

Tigers president Hayden Evans said Bartrop would provide much needed depth for the team.

“All reports are here’s a very handy midfielder and that’s exactly what we need to get our rotations through the middle a bit smoother,” he said.

Evans said although the club was on the lookout for new recruits, the team’s focus remained developing local talent.

“I’d say about 95 per cent of the team [from last season] is committed, and we are looking for a few extra players to help out with competitiveness to compliment our list,” he said.

“We’ll be looking to find some more midfield talent and use the break to implement some fitness, and have a really bumper preseason.”

The Tigers senior side finished the Bendigo Football League season in seventh place after the year was cut short due to lockdown restrictions.

The Tigers mustered three wins from 12 games.

The club held a virtual presentation night earlier this month where Ned O’Sullivan took out the club’s best and fairest ahead of Jordan Mangan.

Oliver Lees