Andrew Brayshaw is hoping to see an all-Fremantle midfield when the AFL Players’ 22under22 team is announced on 22 September.
The midfielder is one of four Fremantle players in the running for selection alongside ruck Sean Darcy and fellow mids Adam Cerra and Caleb Serong.
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Brayshaw shared his team on aflplayers.com.au, which featured an all-Freo engine room as well as Cerra as the captain.
The 20-year-old said that there was more than loyalty to his teammates behind his selections.
“Cezza has always been a really classy player,” Brayshaw told aflplayers.com.au.
“His ability to find time and space and then use the ball really well makes him stand out.
“We’ve been building over the last few years and he’s had a really good season.
“He’s always been very classy, but I think his confidence is up and he’s showing the league what he can do.”
Brayshaw has been impressed with Sean Darcy’s rapid development since taking over at Freo’s primary ruck.
“Watching Sean has been awesome,” Brayshaw said.
“It’s been a really good transition over the last few years to see Aaron Sandilands step away and Sean seamlessly step up into the number one ruck role.
“He’s been working a lot on his aerial impact.
“He gets down the (boundary) line now and either brings the footy to the front where I want it and where other midfielders want it, or he takes a big clunk.
“He’s had a ripping year and he’s only going to get better.”
Brayshaw added that Fremantle had something special with Serong, who was drafted at no.8 in the 2019 National Draft.
“He’s not your typical first-year player,” Brayshaw said.
“He’s come straight in and played his role every week, he’s a really hard in and under player who’s really clean.
“If the ball’s there to be won, you know he’s going to put his head over it and deliver it to you on a platter.
“He’s very strong, especially for his age — he’s only 18 and he’s going in and roughing it up with some of the biggest and best midfielders in the comp.”
Brayshaw’s 22under22 team