Sorry I don’t know how to do a poll, but I’m interested in who most fans think could have the biggest impact at fullback out of current players and rumoured signings. I think value for money is an important factor in this discussion.
LM is probably the easiest pick, but a lot to consider here (hasn’t played much fullback in recent years, commitment, fitness and may want out mid contract etc.).
But my pick (before any trials) would be Brad Abbey. Assuming he’s fit and over injuries, i think he could have a big impact on the team if given a decent chance. A natural fullback with height and speed. Highlights reel shows he has a complete game (catching, running, passing, kicking) although not to sure about his defence. I imagine he will be super hungry and determined as he’s probably feeling like this is his last shot. Couple this with what I imagine is close to a 2nd tier contract money and he could be really good value. Would love to see him come in and do something similar to Charles NK.
I’m actually ok with the Johnston talk. He has plenty of what we are lacking at fullback at present. For what its worth I hope if we miss out on Mitchell that we do sign Johnston (only after Rabbits confirm LM - don’t want to help them). Then between Abbey, Johnston and Thompson we have good depth for fullback and wing.