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Why Richo thinks it’s “obvious” the Tigers need Tom Lynch

Matthew Richardson has dismissed suggestions Tom Lynch could upset Richmond’s forward line.

The Tiger great says it was “obvious” to him his former club needed another tall forward.

The 2017 premier was surprisingly bundled out of September in the preliminary final.

Lynch wants to be a Tiger next season, leading some to question whether he’s required given the club’s recent success.

However, the club’s second greatest ever goalkicker expects Lynch to prove a valuable addition.

“Towards the end of the year it was obvious to me, having watched them closely for years, they did need a second tall forward,” Richardson said on Sportsday.

“I think it (a smaller forward line) had run its race a little bit, with the way the forward line was structured.

“Particularly in the last final against Collingwood where they couldn’t take a mark down the line and down the other end (Mason) Cox took eight contested marks.”

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