Jamie Elliott is one of the league’s most exciting and promising small forwards. His ability to impact the contest on the ground as well as in the air is incredibly impressive. Despite being only 178cm tall, Elliott has the ability to climb serious heights and out-mark the tallest of opponents. Elliot has played 89 games for Collingwood since debuting in 2012 however was plagued by a back injury throughout all of 2016. Elliott returned in 2017, playing 17 games and kicking a very impressive 34 goals
A small forward, Elliott made his debut in Round 9 of the 2012 season. He has certainly excelled during his time at the Magpies, booting an impressive 69 goals in his first 52 games, including 33 in 2014.
As well as possessing an impressive highlight reel of spectacular marks and breathtaking goals, Elliott’s tackling and defensive pressure are also a hallmark of his game. Highlighting the regard Elliott is held in internally, at the end of the 2014 season he was handed Collingwood’s coveted number 5 jumper, previously worn by Premiership Captain Nick Maxwell, and famously his now coach, Nathan Buckley.
Elliot endured a frustrating few years with consistent back and hamstring injuries restricting him to just 17 games across the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. A strong 2019 pre-season will hopefully see Elliot have an injury free season and show the form he is capable of.
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