Keidean Coleman put himself on the radar of opposition fans in last year's finals series with his clean ball use and ferocious tackling. Now the 22-year-old Lion has announced himself as a bona fide star of the future.
Coleman played arguably the best of his 32 games for the Lions against the Western Bulldogs on Thursday night, stepping up in the absence of backline general Daniel Rich after he left early with a hamstring strain.
‘Kiddy’ was poised with ball in hand and always dangerous in his rebound from defensive 50. Impressively, Coleman had nine score involvements and five inside 50s, identical figures that saw Charlie Cameron put on a clinic the same night.
The 22-year-old finished his night with a polished 24 disposals at 83 per cent efficiency, gaining 551m and driving Brisbane's attack from its defensive 50 time after time.
With Daniel Rich now expected to miss Brisbane's Round 17 clash against Essendon, Coleman's use will be critical for the Lions attack as he looks to continue on his break-out game last week.