Brownlow medallist Matt Priddis will be as excited as any other West Coast Eagles fan when star recruit Tim Kelly runs out in the famous No.11 guernsey in 2020.
Priddis played the majority of his 240 games in the jumper, but it has not been worn in the last couple of years since he retired.
One of the most revered players in West Coast history, Priddis and two-time premiership star Ashley McIntosh are the most accomplished players to have worn the guernsey, with Kelly poised to carry on the tradition after being allocated No.11 upon his arrival from Geelong.
“It will be great to see the No.11 back out there after a couple of years,” Priddis said.
“Like all West Coast fans I’m super excited to have Tim Kelly at the club and it’s awesome he will be wearing No.11.
“It’ll be good to see some pace in the jumper.”
While Kelly will wear the most famous of Priddis’ guernseys, the No.45 in which the 2013 Club Champion and four times runner-up began his career at the Eagles has been allotted to Tasmanian rookie Mitch O’Neill.
Callum Jamieson, the 200cm Claremont ruckman-forward who was the club’s first selection in the draft last week, will wear No.40, while West Perth speedster Ben Johnson and Claremont livewire Anthony Treacy will start their careers in No.38 and No.43 respectively.
The No.7 jumper, vacated by 2018 premiership wingman Chris Masten, has not been allocated.