Dogs land a midfield pro

Ben Hollands
Ben Hollands

WODONGA has landed decorated South Australian midfielder Tyrone Price.

In another boost to the Bulldogs’ chances of jumping into the top-five, Price, 29, has joined the club via Torrens Valley.

He played alongside star Wodonga recruit John Pratt last year, winning the club’s best and fairest.

The versatile midfielder will move to the Border next month, adding more experience to a young Wodonga team coached by Ben Hollands.

“He’s been a really good country footballer over there for a long time,” Hollands said.

“He’s won their best and fairest the last couple of years and will add a bit of experience to our young squad.”

Price played 16 games for Torrens Valley last season and was named in the best in 12 of them.

In more good news for the Dogs, big man Matt Seiter has escaped an anterior-cruciate tear in his knee and will only miss a handful of games.

Seiter suffered meniscus damage after a training mishap recently. He is booked for surgery next week.

He’ll be out of action for about 10 weeks and should return before the interleague bye.

“We had our hearts in our mouths a bit,” Hollands said.

“It would have been pretty devastating to lose him for the season.”

Wodonga will “go bush” tonight with a training camp on a property at Mangoplah.