Port Adelaide ruckman Matthew Lobbe is attracting interest from other clubs and is looking for a fresh start according to his manager Michael Doughty.
Lobbe has struggled to break into the Port team since the arrival of Paddy Ryder and despite being on a fairly lucrative contract, wishes to find a new home in 2018.
Doughty said multiple clubs have inquired about his client.
“A couple of northern clubs have shown some reasonable interest so we’re just working through that at the moment and I’ve had a few phone calls in the last couple of days from a few other clubs,” Doughty said on NAB AFL Trade Radio.
“I think there’s enough interest there to hopefully get something done for him and he just wants new start and to show he can still play at the highest level.”
Lobbe didn’t play a game in 2017, but Doughty believes he’s still got a lot of good footy left in him.
“He had a tough year last year and had a PCL injury and probably didn’t get an opportunity in the first half of the year, Port wanted to develop some of their younger ruckmen, but second half of the year he really got his opportunity at SANFL level and played some good footy,” Doughty said.
“He’s pretty confident and buoyant by a new opportunity and you know what it’s like when you’re not going to play unless there’s a couple of injuries at a footy club, you sort of lose your way a bit and he’s fought through that he’s excited to get another opportunity at another club.”
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