Former Panthers great Ryan Girdler says “there is an opportunity” for out-of-favour Tiger Josh Reynolds at the Sydney Roosters.
As reported by NRL.com, Reynolds was given permission to talk to other clubs to find a new home for 2020.
And Girdler thinks the reigning premiers could be the perfect landing spot.
“I reckon there is an opportunity for him at somewhere like the Roosters,” Girdler told Triple M’s The Rush Hour with MG.
“I think he is a player that Trent Robinson and any coach would like to have in their system because they know what he brings in effort, attitude and energy.
“They are things that apart from skill and creativity, they can’t be coached and he brings those in spades.
“That is a wonderful investment once you start looking at people.”
Ivan Cleary had big plans for the five-eighth, but he has battled injuries during Michael Maguire’s time in charge.
And while the Roosters are well stocked at his position and hooker with Luke Keary and Kake Friend, Girdler believes the impending retirement of Cooper Cronk could create an opening.
“Cooper Cronk is retiring at the end of the year and Luke Keary is great at playing six or seven,” Girdler stated.
“Keary could slide into seven and although the Roosters are interested in Kyle Flanagan, he is another one that might need another half a season to a season.
“Josh could be a guy that comes in the last couple of seasons of his contract and do some good things.
“He could also cover Jake Friend, who is back this weekend, but has been off for a long period and they have had to pull Victor Radley out of his favoured position.”