Delisted Docker hurt by lack of positional continuity

SEN - Thu, 25th Oct 2018 - 0 Comments

Delisted Fremantle utility Tommy Sheridan says the inability to find a specific role didn’t allow him to cement a spot in the Dockers side.

Sheridan was not offered a contract for the 2019 season despite playing 11 of the last 12 home-and-away matches.

The 24-year-old believes his versatility ultimately worked against him in the end.

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“I had a preseason to go in the midfield and then ended up getting put back and lost that high half-back position,” Sheridan told SEN’s Time On.

“The next year I trained as a winger, then went back to the half-back line in the middle of the NAB Cup again, so I kind of lost my way with my position.

“The blokes unfortunately having great preseasons pushed me out of the team and that’s just what happens when new people come through.

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t really cement a spot. I think the back-end of this year I did, but even then, when Brad Hill came back in the team I got less game time and it was quite hard to make an impact.

“Unfortunately, now I’m in limbo.”


After playing 81 games in seven seasons for Fremantle, Sheridan is hoping to get a second chance at AFL level.

“There is a little bit of interest which gives me a bit of confidence,” Sheridan said.

“But I’m not jumping the gun, so I’m still training hard, keeping level headed and I’m happy to go anywhere, so whatever opportunity comes my way I’ll be stoked.”