PREVIEW | Hedges still learning

PREVIEW | Hedges still learning

5th April 2018

Jordie Hedges says he has been studying some of the best players in the world as he continues to adapt to life as a loose forward. 

Hedges was handed the No.13 shirt at the start of this season after playing the second half of 2017 in the middle unit, and now has his sights set on further improvements. 

He said: "I studied Sean O'Loughlin a lot to see how he does things, I watched a lot of his videos and how he plays one of the shapes we do and he acts as another half-back on the field.

"That can prove to be difficult for opposition teams to handle, I try to act as a pivot and be able to run at players and sometimes I need to tuck the ball under my wing and go.

"I'm really enjoying the position, I feel a lot more comfortable there and it suits me down to the ground. I think Rich is happy with me so far so it's going well."

The Dons go into this weekend's game against North Wales Crusaders on the back of their first Betfred League One defeat of the season against York City Knights on Good Friday.

Hedges added: "There was a bit of a scuffle between the two sides but that shows that everyone is behind each other in the squad, we all stick up for our team mates when something is going on. 

"It shows how together we are and how strong we've become since the start of the season and I think that is evident with how we scramble in our defence as well.

"I think the squad is the strongest while I've been here, we've got a lot of skillful and talented young players. There are a lot of young boys who have big futures in the game."

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PREVIEW | Hedges still learning