A “disappointed” and “flat” Josh Deluca has spoken after his sudden delisting by Carlton.
Deluca, 23, was not offered a contract by the Blues for 2020 after being taken with pick No.1 in last year’s mid-season rookie draft.
The midfielder had an inkling his time at Princes Park would be drawing to a close despite playing the final six games of the 2019 season.
“It was quite disappointing,” Deluca told SEN Afternoons.
“The writing was on the wall a bit, I hadn’t had a contract offered to me for some time after the season, so I was in limbo sort of.
“I was pretty disappointed with the result; I really want to be at the club, and I loved my time there. I was pretty flat.”
Deluca will train with Carlton during the pre-season in the hope of getting another opportunity at senior level.
“They (Carlton) have offered me to come and train with them,” Deluca said.
“We’ve got a month of training before the draft is on. So I'll be there at training for the first month and then potentially might get another contract through the draft.
“It’s all depending on their draft order and where they are at and what they need.”
Deluca averaged 11.8 disposals and 3.8 tackles during his brief stint with Carlton.
Listen to Josh Deluca’s chat on SEN Afternoons in the player below