Essendon’s Nik Cox will win the Rising Star Award despite a baffling nomination snub through the first 10 rounds of the season, Bombers legend Matthew Lloyd says.
He may finally get a Rising Star nod after the outing and Lloyd reckons he may well win the rookie gong.
“I think it’s amazing that at Round 11 … I think he’s the best player of the season in terms of all these names, [yet] has still not been nominated,” Lloyd said on The Sunday Footy Show.
“I think he wins it. I think [Errol] Gulden and [Braeden] Campbell and [Chad] Warner, the first three, they’ve dropped off. [Lachie] Sholl he’s got covered.
“I know Luke Jackson may be a star but he’s had a better season than him. Harrison Jones [also].
“It’s amazing … he has to get it and I still think he’d be my favourite to win it.”
RISING STAR NOMINEES SO FAR
R1: Errol Gulden (Sydney)
R2: Braeden Campbell (Sydney)
R3: Chad Warner (Sydney)
R4: Lachie Sholl (Adelaide)
R5: Mitch Georgiades (Port Adelaide)
R6: Jacob Koschitzke (Hawthorn)
R7: Luke Jackson (Melbourne)
R8: James Jordon (Melbourne)
R9: Tom Green (GWS)
R10: Cody Weightman (Western Bulldogs)
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