WAFL swingman Kyneton's 20th recruit

KYNETON'S recruiting for its return to the Bendigo Football League seniors this year is almost complete after the addition of WAFL swingman Kane Ransted.

Ransted joins the Tigers after playing the past eight years with Perth in the WAFL.

The 184cm 26-year-old played 71 senior games for Perth, kicking 80 goals, while he was used in defence by the Demons last year.

"He's a good-sized leading forward who has a good pair of hands and is a good kick," Kyneton coach Mark Adamson said on Wednesday.

"He has also played a bit in the backline, particularly last year, but he's predominantly a forward and that's where we'll look to play him."

Ransted joins Harrison Huntley as a key forward option for the Tigers.

"His record speaks for itself in playing eight years with Perth," Adamson said.

"You don't usually survive that long at a state-league level with the one club in the type of positions he has played unless he can play the game, so we're excited to have him."

Adamson is hopeful of picking up one more key position player for the Tigers, who have now signed 20 new players for this year.

"We'll probably end up with 21 or 22 new players, and then we've got the guys who have shown a lot of promise in the reserves and under-18s," Adamson said.

"We want some of those guys to be able to fill some spots for us this year, too."

The Tigers returned to the training track for the first time since Christmas on Wednesday night, with the club to meet Eaglehawk at home in round one.

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