Tasmanian young gun Tarryn Thomas has spoken about his move to the North Melbourne midfield as he prepares for his first outing as an AFL player at UTAS Stadium when his Roos face Hawthorn on Saturday.
"I'm having heaps more midfield time around 'Cunners' [Ben Cunnington] and all those boys. I'm really enjoying having more time in there," he told North Media on Friday.
"Playing around 'Goldy' [Todd Goldstein] is really good, and the whole midfield group have really taken me under their wings.
"Jy [Simpkin] has been great with me and really helping me find my way in there. I'm loving it at the moment ... I feel like being in the midfield really helps me get in the game and be more involved."
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Thomas, who previously has spent his time mainly as a forward, is averaging 14.5 disposals, 3.5 marks and three tackles and has kicked 8.3.
The former North Launceston player has played 34 matches.
He is set to be one of two Tasmanians in North's team, along with Hobart's Aaron Hall, who has reinvented himself off half-back.
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