JOE DANIHER wants to play in the VFL later this season to fast-track his development, but Essendon is still considering whether it allows the father-son prospect to go down that path.
The Bombers have tightly managed Daniher's program this year, with the promising key forward only playing a handful of games with TAC Cup side Calder Cannons and one game so far for Vic Metro in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.
The 18-year-old will play on Wednesday for Metro against Western Australia at Etihad Stadium, and said that he would like to play some VFL games with Essendon's affiliate Bendigo Gold to test himself against older opponents.
Surely a Metro player, from Calder can't be playing for a Bendigo side? If he plays anywhere this season in the VFL, it should be for Coburg..