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THREE-time Bridgewater premiership player Alex Pollock is headed back to the Mean Machine in the Loddon Valley league.
Pollock was a member of the Mean Machine's 2010, 2012 and 2014 flags during their historic run of seven flags in a row.
A former VFL player with the Bendigo Gold, Pollock is also coming off a premiership in the North Central league with Sea Lake Nandaly in 2019.
"We're very excited to have Alex back. He's a Bridgewater boy through and through and to have him coming back a bit older and mature is fantastic for our group. He's very hungry for more success," Bridgewater co-coach Jayden Donaldson said on Friday.
"I think we'll be able to use him in a variety of roles. We've got some good depth through the midfield and we'll be able to play him through there, but he also played some really good footy at Sea Lake up forward.
"So we know he will be able to offer us a bit up forward as well."
Pollock is the second Bridgewater premiership player the Mean Machine have returning for 2021 after also signing former coach Andrew Collins, who was at the helm of the 2014-15 flags.
The Mean Machine - tipped to be one of the leading flag contenders this year - have also signed Caillum Brady from Strathfieldsaye, with whom he first played senior football with in 2011.
"We think Caillum will spend some time through the midfield, but I think he will be a terrific asset for us across half-back," Donaldson said.
"He's a good size and a really good ball-user, so he'll fit into the half-back line and midfield very nicely.
"He was at Strathfieldsaye during a really successful period and has had a bit of bad luck with injury, but we think he's got some sensational footy ahead of him.
"His best will be as good as anyone in the league."
Bridgewater has the bye in round one.
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