GOLD Coast is set to unleash its best runner to roam free up and down a wing this season.
Kade Kolodjashnij had a terrific debut season in 2014, and with a full pre-season on top of an already elite endurance base, will shift further afield from his half-back base from last year.
Throughout last year the teenage Tasmanian was used on a wing at stages - now new mentor Rodney Eade is set to release him on a more permanent basis.
He might be one of the youngest, but Kolodjashnij frequently wins the SUNS' 2km time trials - including the most recent two weeks ago - outstripping the likes of noted aerobic animals Dion Prestia, Alex Sexton and David Swallow.
"I've been playing wing in the match simulation at training, so I'll probably look to push a little bit more up the ground this year," Kolodjashnij told AFL.com.au.
"I should get more footy up the ground. A lot of my possessions last year were in the back half, so hopefully I can use my running ability to get up the ground and have more inside 50 opportunities."