Yarran presses case for a call-up

The former Claremont footballer is averaging close to three goals a game this season off the back of a number of impressive performances including six majors against East Perth, four against Swan Districts and three last Saturday against East Fremantle.

A successful conversion to the league ranks would delight West Perth officials, who have made the development of indigenous talent a key club focus.

League coach Bill Monaghan had noted Yarran�s efforts, but said the 23-year-old had aspects of his game on which he needed to work if he was to earn a senior debut. While he admitted his side needed goal kickers, he said a forward�s role was about more than just scoring.

The player�s ability to run, chase and lock the ball inside forward 50 also needed consideration.

He believed Yarran would develop this side of his game.

�He�s on the radar � we are impressed with what Hayden�s doing,� he said.

�If his form continues the way it has been, he�s not far away from playing league footy.�

Standing at 186cm tall, the Quinns Junior Football Club product could become a handy mid-sized addition to the Falcons� attacking division.

West Perth holds third spot in the reserves competition in defence of its 2014 flag.