Port Adelaide forward Jack Watts has admitted it will hurt watching his former club Melbourne participate in this year’s finals series.
Watts played 153 games for the Demons across nine seasons before being traded to the Power at the end of last season.
The 27-year-old never featured in a final for the Dees, and while acknowledging it’ll be tough to witness his old side involved in the September action for the first time since 2006, he wishes them nothing but the best.
“It will (be tough watching Melbourne) there’s no doubt,” Watts told SEN’s Time On.
“Naturally there’s that feeling that geez, I’ve put in nine tough years and all of a sudden they’re on fire, and to be honest, I think they’re playing just about as well as anyone.
“I think the Dees can do as much damage as anyone in September.
“It will certainly hurt there’s no doubt about that.
“But on the flipside of that, I’ll be watching my good mates big Maxy Gawn, James Harmes, Angus Brayshaw, Nathan Jones and these boys that I love to death, it’ll be great to watch them succeed.”
Melbourne take on Geelong in an Elimination Final next Friday night at the MCG.
Listen to Jack Watts’ chat on SEN’s Time On with Sam McClure in the player below