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Tall targets ready to fly

Bolton on how to combat the Suns Brendon Bolton spoke to media ahead of the round 4 clash with Gold Coast.

COACH Brendon Bolton has backed Carlton’s tall forward line to have an impact on Sunday afternoon against the Gold Coast Suns

The Blues will put their confidence in the combination of Harry McKay and Charlie Curnow, Mitch McGovern, who have limited playing time together so far this season. 

Levi Casboult’s inclusion in the team also adds extra support for ruckman Matthew Lobbe and means that McKay will be able to spend the majority of his time in the forward line.

“We think that mix of three talls is a real strong suit for us,” said Bolton

“We’ve been giving our ruckmen a bit of support with Levi, which has allowed Harry to play forward and have less time in the ruck.

“It’s hard yards now for one ruckman to go the whole journey on their own.

“Levi is a strong body and, again, it also gives opportunity for the other talls to not have to use so many petrol tickets in the ruck.”


Carlton head into the game searching for their first win of the 2019 season, taking on a Gold Coast team full of confidence after an impressive win on the road last week.

It was a frustrating loss for the Blues against the Swans last week, particularly after having dominated the inside 50s late in the game.

The Blues have shown an ability to match their opponents over the first three rounds of the season.

For Bolton, the signs are good, but the consistency is the one piece of the puzzle that needs to be added for the young playing group. 

“We’re in games, and the margins are so tight,” said Bolton

“We’ve just got to learn to complete games at critical times. We’ve just got to be able to take some opportunities when they present.”