I know what you mean Toms Dons but although Jakey is a bit on the bulky side, and lacks the massive tank required to be an on baller, he is strong at stoppages and it would be great if he can rotate through the midfield. It has been identified that we lack enough “big bodied mids” and that was not addressed by bringing in Shiel. So looking at our big bodies we basically have Hepp, Langers and Myers and Jake is definitely needed to add to those players, until we can bring on, say a Francis, Laverde or a Redman in that type of role.
All that aside, the club may have promised to give Jake midfield time before we recruited him, and if so, it would be unfair of the club to revert him to the forward line 1 year after making such an agreement, unless of course Jake agrees. It was pretty much acknowledged that we could not turn him into a midfielder in one pre-season. It might take another 2 years.