Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy set for more time forward in 2018

BRODIE Grundy’s expanded role in Collingwood’s attacking 50 next year came as news to him when he reported for pre-season training.

Pies coach Nathan Buckley says he’d like to use Grundy, the club’s No. 1 ruck, in tandem with American ruck-forward Mason Cox more often.

That would see Grundy spend more time in attack next season, a prospect he hadn’t given much thought to.

“You (media) guys are talking about it so much that I thought, ‘Oh my God, I might have be a forward next year,” Grundy said on Wednesday.

“Literally, I haven’t even thought about it until really this week.