Former Carlton player Clem Smith dropped again

Clem Smith made his debut for Carlton in the 2015 opening round against Richmond. He joined North Albury this season, but has struggled to hold down a senior position.
Clem Smith made his debut for Carlton in the 2015 opening round against Richmond. He joined North Albury this season, but has struggled to hold down a senior position.

Former Carlton defender Clem Smith’s rollercoaster ride continues after being dumped for Saturday’s away clash against Corowa-Rutherglen.

Smith has struggled to make an impact after ‘lobbing’ at the Hoppers, two months before the season.

The 22-year-old has been used in attack recently during his three games at senior level but, as the maximum six-pointer under the league’s player points, he has to star to hold his spot.

Richmond VFL player Shaun Mannagh is the big inclusion in a game where the Hoppers will start favourites.

North sits a win out of the top five, while the Roos have lost six straight after winning the first two matches.