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2014 Review: Brad McKenzie

Over the month of October, NMFC.com.au will be reviewing each player’s 2014 season.

Season highlights, their statistics and quotes from the player from the course of the year will be included.

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Season statistics
Games: 10
Disposals: 134
Uncontested disposals: 92
Disposal efficiency: 73.9%
Marks: 36

More stats on McKenzie's player profile

Season highlight
Round 6 v Fremantle - A brilliant pass inside 50 setup Drew Petrie for a vital goal.

Season in review
After playing the last 10 games of 2013, McKenzie was a fixture in the senior side for the first seven matches of 2014, and looked to be cementing a spot for the long-term.

Spending time on a wing, he was able to hit the scoreboard while also using his elite skills to good use around the ground.

He notched a career-high 25 disposals in the Round 3 victory over Port Adelaide, but was omitted after the Round 7 loss to Gold Coast.

McKenzie only played three more senior games for the rest of the year in Rounds 14, 15 and 17, spending the majority of his time at North Ballarat in the VFL.

The left-footer spent more time in the middle of the ground for the Roosters, getting on the inside and winning more clearances.

It added another dimension to McKenzie’s game and should have the South Australian in good shape for 2015 after a full pre-season.

In the news
July 5 – Roosters’ Report Card: Round 13 – NMFC.com.au
“It’s something different for him (playing in the middle) and I thought he did pretty well. Taking the conditions into account he did well and was a quick learner.” – Gavin Brown

August 4 – Inside man – NMFC.com.au
“The main thing for me is aggressive bodywork and the different types of bodywork that I can use to get space and win the ball.” – Brad McKenzie