The Western Bulldogs will unveil prized father-son pick Sam Darcy in Saturday’s crunch clash with Fremantle, but he won’t be taking the place of forward Josh Bruce.
Darcy, the son of Bulldogs great Luke Darcy and the grandson of former Bulldogs swingman David Darcy, was snared with pick No.2 in last year’s national draft.
The 19-year-old is seen as a future forward-ruck option, but he’s set to be unleashed as a key defender against the Dockers.
“That (finding out his best position) will take a bit of time to work out,” Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said.
“Sometimes it depends on needs as well. There’s not an overwhelming need for a key forward right at this point in time.
“He might make his debut as a key defender and he could finish his career as a ruck forward. There’s a bit of water to go under that bridge.”
Bruce has been held goalless in his three games since returning from a knee…