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Get to know: Jed Lamb

Julian Trantino, Carlton Media  October 21, 2015 1:17 PM

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Here's everything you need to know about new Blue Jed Lamb, who has joined Carlton from Greater Western Sydney alongside Liam Sumner, Lachie Plowman, Andrew Phillips and pick No.8 in exchange for picks No.28, 77, 95 and Geelong's 2016 first-round draft pick:

Age: 23
Height: 182cm
Weight: 82kg
Recruited from: Yarram (Vic)/Gippsland U18/Sydney/Greater Western Sydney
Draft history: Selected at pick No.21 by Sydney in the 2010 National Draft; selected at pick No.1 by Greater Western Sydney in the 2014 Pre-Season Draft
Debut: Round 6, 2013 v Brisbane
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Career games: 22
Goals: 17

2015 season: Lamb played just two games for the Giants in 2015, with fellow small forwards Rhys Palmer, Will Hoskin-Elliott and Devon Smith ahead of him in the pecking order. He was a consistent performer for the Giants’ reserves, however, highlighted by his selection in the 2015 NEAFL Team of the Year.

Best AFL performance: Lamb was one of the standouts in the Swans’ 34-point win away to West Coast in Round 17, 2013, finishing with 19 disposals, five marks and two goals.

He said it: "I've had meetings with Leon (Giants senior coach Leon Cameron). I've just been unlucky with opportunities. I guess it's hard with the unique position we're in with the Giants with so many talented young players coming through the ranks. It's a bit frustrating to be playing twos every week but that's how it is. I thought I'd be playing earlier than I was, but that's footy.”

- Lamb speaking to Fairfax Media before the Round 17 game against Geelong – his first of the 2015 season.


Jed Lamb celebrates a goal during his return to the Giants' line-up in 2015. (Photo: AFL Photos)

What we can expect: Lamb will be expected to add pace, spark and another dimension to Carlton’s forward line. Despite being starved of opportunities in his two seasons with GWS, Lamb broke into Sydney’s star-studded line-up in 2013, playing 12 games in a season which saw the Swans reach the preliminary final. The 23-year-old will be hoping to realise his potential at his third club.