ATHLETIC tall Nathan Kreuger is continuing to press his case for a senior debut and elevate himself as the strongest chance to be Geelong's next debutant. 

Kreuger was the named by Scott as one of a group of Cats ‘banging down the door’ for a spot in a competitive Cats side.

“In no particular order Scott Selwood, Lachie Fogarty who has been back for a while, Charlie Constable is playing well as he always does, Sam Simpson played really well on the weekend,” Scott said.


“Then a couple of key position players, Ryan Abbott as I mentioned in the ruck and Wylie Buzza has been playing well.

“Nathan Kreuger is worth a mention too. He’s progressing nicely – slowly but surely we’re getting some depth.

Kreuger has kicked 11 goals in his last four games of football, which has included time spent at the defensive end of the ground.

The 196cm Cat was acquired by trading pick 42 in the 2018 national draft to Carlton.

Under new AFL rules, the Blues had the opportunity to pre-list two players who have previously been eligible for the draft.

The 20-year-old’s combination of mobility and strong marking has turned heads at the lower level.

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“He’s a really mobile key position player which gives him some options away from his preferred position, which for us at the moment is probably a second or third tall forward,” Scott says.

“He’s shown the capacity to play down back because his speed and agility and competitiveness is really strong.

“There is a very good case to say that with his attributes that he’d compliment some of the other big guys that we have in our forward line and certainly not take away from our ability to pressure.”