Demons on the rise after bolstering list

Ex-Newtown and Chilwell footballer David Nye, left, headlines four Otway recruits.

Four recruits and the possibility of more to come have put Otway Districts in a strong position to end the club’s finals drought in Colac district football this year.

Former Newtown and Chilwell utility David Nye has crossed from the Eagles with Tay Hyland, while Leopold’s Rueben Chandran will join the Gellibrand-based Demons with his brother John, who played at Drysdale in the Bellarine league last season.

Coach Tom Mullane-Grant said Nye headlined the new signings, with officials at Otway in the process of adding more recruits to a relatively unchanged squad from 2017.

Nye will add more than 70 games of experience at senior level in the Geelong Football League to the Demons, with Mullane-Grant hopeful the key tall could fill a role at both ends of the ground when required.

“He’s a pretty mature footballer, he’s about 28 and he’s a played a lot of senior GFL footy, and he can play either forward or back, he’s pretty versatile.

“He’s good mates with Zach Hickleton so it was a good get to have him come across.

“He’s had a few injuries the past couple of years with hamstring and knees, but hopefully if he stays on the park he’ll be a really good player for us.

“He’s got a couple of kids and GFL footy is just a bit time onerous so we’ll be versatile with him with training and that sort of thing.”

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