AFL games record-holder Brent Harvey believes it would be a waste of talent if Collingwood didn’t pick Daniel Wells for its Anzac Day clash against Essendon.
Since crossing over from North Melbourne as a free agent, Wells is yet to play a senior game for the Magpies due to a calf issue that plagued his pre-season.
However he managed to get through his competitive game for the year via Collingwood’s VFL side on Saturday, finishing with 17 disposals and three inside 50s from 80 per cent game time.
Harvey, who spent 14 years alongside Wells at the Kangaroos, on Sunday morning urged Collingwood to unleash the smooth-moving midfielder on the big Anzac Day stage — arguably the biggest home and away clash of the season.
Harvey told Fox Sports News’ Gameday Live that Wells would give the Pies “another dimension” once he returns to the side.
“Daniel Wells is one of the best-skilled players I’ve ever played with,” Harvey said.
“I heard a saying the other day: ‘Don’t drop a Ferrari in the mud’ — and that would be putting Daniel Wells in the reserves.
“I know he’s got to play one or two to get match fitness, but he’s polished and I think Collingwood’s got the best midfield with (Scott) Pendlebury, (Adam) Treloar, (Taylor) Adams, (Levi) Greenwood’s playing some good footy now … Steele Sidebottom.
”You add ‘Wellsy’ to that mix, I think it gives them another dimension.”
Wells was one of 19 AFL-listed Pies that lined up for Saturday’s VFL clash against Coburg.
While the veteran was solid in his first hit-out, the suspended Jordan De Goey was the standout, finishing with 26 disposals and nine clearances. He still has two weeks left before he is eligible for senior selection.
Defender Lynden Dunn racked up a team-high 31 disposals and six rebound 50s to complement his 12 marks, while Callum Brown and Josh Daicos showed glimpses of their talent
Chris Mayne booted 2.3 from 16 disposals.
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Originally published as ‘Don’t drop a Ferrari in the mud’: Boomer
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