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Links land recruits for Lynch

Thomson recruit Steve Salajan in action for Birregurra. (Colac Herald Image)

NEW Thomson coach Paul Lynch will have a couple of stars that helped him guide Birregurra to premiership success in the Colac and District League at his disposal in 2022.

Steve Salajan and Sam Green have become the latest arrivals at Godfrey Street, joining the previously announced Jordan Camm (Colac Imperials), Andy Mead-Harding (Newcomb) and Jayden Exell (Leopold).

“I’ve always remained in contact with those two, so I didn’t really chase them or anything like that,” Lynch said.

“They were probably getting a little bit sick of the travel down the (Princes) Highway, and because I was coaching Thomson, they thought it was a pretty good fit because of them live pretty much nearby.”

Salajan, who played in a reserves premiership with South Barwon in 2014, has been one of the CDFL’s most impressive defenders and will fill a role down back.

Lynch expects the versatile Green to be used in a range of positions.

“Greeny will play midfield/centre half-forward/centre half-back/ruck,” Lynch said. “He’s one of those blokes that can play anywhere.

“When I had him at Birre, he was my “fix-it person” – I played him where things needed to be fixed.

“They’ve both just turned 30, but they’re going really well with their footy.”

The arrival of Camm, the starting ruck in the 2021 CDFL Team of the Year, could prove to be timely, with Andrew Jarvis weighing up his future.

“He’s contemplating hanging up the boots,” Lynch said.

“I’ll let him go to Christmas, and he’ll make the decision himself.”

Lynch also confirmed the departure of midfielder Troy Fenyvesi, who will be interstate in 2022, while veteran trio Adam Wiseman and Jarrod and Josh Westwood have all retired.

Thomson will commence pre-season training next Wednesday (November 24).

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