Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe believes there are a number of up-and-coming players to keep an eye on in 2020 after seeing many impress this pre-season.
Speaking on Fremantle’s Pre-Season Show, Fyfe expects to see the draftees impress and some established Freo players to have career-best years.
Fyfe echoed the thoughts of many players and analysts who have picked second-year midfielder Brett Bewley to shine.
“I would say Brett is about to have a breakout year, Sam Switkowski is going to have a huge year - they’re guys that prepare really well - and Ethan Hughes is going to have a good year,” Fyfe said.
Fyfe added that Freo’s top-10 picks Hayden Young, Caleb Serong and Liam Henry won’t be the only ones grab the spotlight.
“(From the) first years, there’s a couple. I think obviously Hayden and Caleb are going to do pretty well,” Fyfe said.
“Liam Henry, who we haven’t seen much of yet, he looks like he knows what he’s doing.
“Michael Frederick is one who’s coming from a long way back, him along with Jarvis Pina, they look like they’re a chance to do some damage this year.”
Feeling nostalgic about his first game in 2010 against Richmond, the 28-year-old said he was looking forward to seeing his young teammates making their debut.
“I think the first game is so innocent and so unreal and you have no expectations,” Fyfe said.
“We won my first game, I did alright but it was perfect, it could have ended right then and I would have been happy.
“That’s the exciting thing when I see these younger kids coming in and, hopefully, Tom North debuts this year and guys that have put in a lot of work.
“For them to be able to experience their first game with their families, it is one of the highlights of your life and now for me as a leader, to be able to experience it with them, I get just as much joy out of it as well.”