After three months in the WAFL, however, Wagner has returned a different player in the past three weeks, re-emerging as a confident and efficient rebounding defender who is using his attacking strengths.
"The more footy you play through the year, the more confident you get with your kicking and I've just kept going for my kicks after those mistakes. JL (coach Justin Longmuir) has brought that mentality back to move on and enjoy and trust what you've been doing. It's been good," he said.
"I've really enjoyed the last three weeks and it's just felt like another game instead of worrying and being nervous too much, which I thought I did at the start of the year to keep my spot."