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Stanton steps up

Teague takes the reins David Teague spoke to Carlton Media about his philosophy ahead of his first game as caretaker coach.

CARLTON development coach Brent Stanton will get his opportunity to step up into an assistant role under caretaker coach David Teague.

With Teague leaving his post as the assistant coach for the forward line in taking on the caretaker position, Stanton had his first taste on the weekend in working alongside assistant coach John Barker to manage the midfield group.

Joining Carlton as a midfield development coach in 2017, the former Essendon midfielder has impressed in his short tenure.

Previously, his duties have entailed working with Carlton’s emerging midfield group with being the midfield assistant coach for the Northern Blues. 

Cameron Bruce has turned his attention to the forward line in the reshuffle.

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“I no longer do the forwards. I loved my time with the forwards,” Teague said when speaking to Carlton Media last week.

“Cameron Bruce is going to go there. I wanted someone that had a bit of experience to go and look after them. They’re a pretty young group.”

Stepping into the midfield assistant vacancy, Stanton has been commended for his football nous, leadership abilities and work ethic.

“Brent Stanton is going to step up in the midfield role and help John Barker through there,” he said.

“He’s been super impressive as a young coach and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the group over the next twelve months.”

Stanton played 255 games for Essendon in a playing career that spanned over 14 years.