2021 is shaping up to be bloody important for Matt Moylan

Remember how good Matt Moylan was?

He was touted as the next Darren Lockyer at one point - it goes without saying, that's fairly high praise!

But suffice to say that Moylan hasn't lived up to the hype, nor his reported $800,000 per year salary.

That said, I've always been a fan of Moylan.

He's off contract at the end of 2021, you'd think he's going to have to pull out something very good next year to be commanding that sort of money ever again. Apparently he's already been told he is free to negotiate with other clubs.

Plagued by injury, I read this evening that Moylan has enlisted the services of sprint coach Roger Fabri to change his running style.

That's on the back of a number of hamstring injuries for Moylan who has only played 43 first grade games for Cronulla in 3 years.

So can he get back to his best and what will it take?

The bloke needs some confidence, we know he's got the talent. He needs confidence in his body, confidence in his game and trust from his coach and his teammates.

I know it is not as simple as that, but I've got no doubt he is working his arse off right now to be ready to go for season 2021.

To be clear, he's fighting for a spot in this Cronulla side.

The sort of form that drew the comparisons to the great D Lockyer and commanded him the $800,000 a year salary, that's certainly going to be tough to re-capture.

But we know he is capable and Cronulla fans are certainly hoping he can do it.

This is a guy that's played for his country, just the once, he's pulled on the NSW jersey 3 times and in 2014 he was 7th in the Dally M count alongside the likes of Thurston, Hayne & Smith.

The guy can play, but injury and evidently a lack of confidence have led to Moylan being seriously on the outer.

I'm backing Matt Moylan to turn things around in season 2021.

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