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More firepower for Newcomb

Leopold premiership forward Logan Wagener. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

NEWCOMB coach Rory Nicol has urged recruit Logan Wagener to “be a leader” at his new club.

The Leopold premiership forward has joined what will be a new-look Power come its Round 1 clash with Ocean Grove on April 6.

Wagener, whose Dad played with the Power, arrives at Grinter Reserve with 62 games GFL senior games under his belt, including the Lions’ breakthrough 2016 premiership, and two years at the Geelong Falcons.

“He’s already indicated that he wants to be (a leader),” Nicol said.

“We’ve got a leadership program that will unfold in late February and he’ll certainly be putting his hand up to be a part of that, that’s for sure.”

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Wagener is the latest handy addition at Newcomb, with close to 20 new faces choosing to make the Power home in 2019.

And Nicol expects the 21-year-old will have an impact on the BFL.

“He had a terrific year at Leopold and he was a key ingredient to them finishing on top of the ladder,” Nicol said.

“Even though he’s only 21, he does bring experience.

“His role will be a little bit different at Newcomb; he’ll probably be an inside mid(fielder) and rest forward at some stage.

“That’ll be a challenge for him to play a different role … people will be looking up to him.

“It’s a challenge he’s very excited about.”

Nicol, who is set to enter his fourth season in charge of the Power, is hopeful Wagener won’t be Newcomb’s last signing.

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