Collingwood defender Darcy Moore has spoken regarding his contract status and says he is unfazed by the ongoing speculation.
Moore was linked with a move to Richmond last week as the Tigers look for their successor to Alex Rance.
However, the out of contract star believes the deal will work itself out one way or another.
“I’m obviously used to it that sort of commentary, I’ve just had to get used to it over my career and it is something that doesn’t both me at all, but a lot has been made of the club having a lot to work with over this pre-season and I’m not in a rush at all and I’m sure it’ll take care of itself,” he told reporters on Sunday.
Moore has been named in the Victorian team for the Bushfire Relief game, coached by Richmond’s Damien Hardwick, and says he is excited to learn from the two-time premiership leader.
“He’s obviously a highly respected coach in the industry and his results speak for themselves so I’m really excited to work with him and learn more about he goes about it and the same goes with my other teammates,” he said.
Hardwick played a straight bat when asked about the Moore speculation last week on SEN Breakfast on Wednesday, saying he didn’t know anything about it.
“It popped up by surprise, I got a text on my family WhatsApp about what’s going on with Darcy Moore and I said, ‘what are you talking about?’” Hardwick said.
“This time of year, things get thrown around and clubs get linked and it’s a bit of a slow news week, so nothing in that one at this stage.”