Jake Stringer has today spoken at the launch of NAB AFL Trade Radio, confirming that the Western Bulldogs have put him up for trade. When asked where he'd like to play, Stringer was relatively open-minded. "All of the Melbourne clubs appeal, it's a matter of sitting down and meeting with them over the next few weeks." Damian Barrett probed Stringer on his behaviour at the Bulldogs, asking if he'd ever been late to training. "I've never been late to training, Abby's always been great with helping with the kids, picking them up or dropping them off after training. "
Stringer wanted to emphasise his commitment to the game, and Terry Wallace supported this. "I have connections at the Bulldogs still and apparently you were getting pain injections and playing through injury around the time you were omitted from the team." At this stage, Stringer has been speculatively linked to Geelong and Essendon but confirmed he's open to any club. Stringer also appears committed to playing football at the highest level. "I don't want to take anything for granted, it's a matter of getting your mind and body right and the rest will follow." Damian Barrett asked Stringer what he'd like to say to Luke Beveridge, were they to meet face to face. Stringer responded, "It's past that point now."