Season 2020 was an interesting one for Jack Redden. The 29-year-old was a solid contributor during West Coast's first Queensland hub stint, but the second half of his year was defined by niggling injuries that only allowed him to play five games after round eight. Redden first succumbed to a quad strain – an injury that would rear its ugly head later in the year – and then suffered a thumb fracture that required surgical repair before finals. He gallantly returned for the club's elimination final clash with Collingwood, playing with a plate in his injured hand, and amassed 18 disposals, five marks and two tackles in West Coast’s last outing of the year. He will be hoping to have a better run of it in 2021 and return to the form that saw him claim the club’s Player of the Finals mantle in its 2018 premiership year.
Standout performance: Happy on home soil
Like many of his teammates, Redden enjoyed his first outing on home soil following the club’s return from its first Queensland stay. The inside bull shone against Fremantle in the only RAC Derby of 2020, collecting an equal season-high 21 disposals, five marks, three inside 50s and a trio of effective tackles. He also did the little things right against the Eagles’ archrivals, amassing five score involvements, four intercepts and four one percenters in front of the Dockers’ parochial purple army.
Contested possessions: 5.8
Score involvements: 2.9
Inside 50s: 1.9