Delisted Saint craving AFL lifeline

SEN - Tue, 23rd Oct 2018 - 0 Comments

Delisted St Kilda forward Maverick Weller feels he still has plenty to offer if a club was to throw him an AFL lifeline.

Weller, 26, was not offered a contract for the 2019 season and will be seeking a move to a third club after previous stints with the Saints and Gold Coast.

A move to the Suns to reunite with his brother Lachie would be a “dream come true” for Weller.

“I feel like I’ve got plenty to add,” Weller told SEN Afternoons.

“We’re talking to a few clubs at the moment but obviously with the trade period just finishing, I think everyone is digesting that, but we should know a bit more next week.

“I would love to play with my little brother (Lachie) – that would be a dream come true. I totally understand where they’re at going into a rebuild phase.

“But I feel like I can add so much to a club like that in terms of my experience, my leadership and what I can do as a player as well.

“In saying that, I also feel like I could contribute so much to a contender – a club with established leadership who is knocking on the door of finals or Grand Finals.”

Weller admits his delisting came as a shock after playing 89 games and booting 55 goals in five seasons for the red, white and black.

“It did come as a bit of shock,” he added.

“Sometimes you have to make tough discussions and I definitely don’t hold any hard feelings.”

Listen to Maverick Weller’s chat on SEN Afternoons with Brett Phillips in the player below