David King was impressed by what he saw at The Hangar as Essendon completed a match simulation in training.

While the headlines from the hitout surrounded a potential injury to forward Peter Wright, King described the remainder of the session as “very attractive” as the Bombers tweak their game plan under new coach Brad Scott.

“There’s always a good crowd out at the Bombers,” King told SEN Afternoons.

“It was a very attractive session, there’s a lot to like about how they look particularly at this time of year with their ball movement being so slick.

“But it’s just a watch to see how it all comes together, they had to throw (Sam) Draper forward of centre there for the last two quarters of the match sim and he actually looked quite good there, but I don’t know how viable that’ll be against good quality opposition key backs.”

One highlight of the hitout for King was the form of 2022 Mid-Season Draft recruit Jye Menzie.

After playing two games in 2022, King believes Menzie can be a “wildcard” for the Bombers this season if his training form translates to the season proper.

“There was a wildcard there today,” King said.

“I don’t know a lot about this guy, but I’m going to start having a closer look at him.

“His name is Jye Menzie, he’s from South Australia and he was picked up in the mid-season draft last year.

“He was very good forward of centre as an undersized almost pseudo-full forward.

“He’s 180cm, he did really well and did some classy things today.

“Maybe he’s a name you’ll see early in the season.”

Essendon kick off their 2023 campaign with a Round 1 clash against Hawthorn on March 19 at the MCG.