Carlton Blues

AFL 2018 Round 04 - Best of Round

Cripps Carlton talks “heading in the right direction”

Outgoing Carlton footy boss Andrew McKay says star youngster Patrick Cripps has shown an intention to remain at the Blues, which would continue their bumper period of re-signings.

Captain Marc Murphy pledged his allegiance to the club today, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal, while enticing prospect Charlie Curnow also secured his long-term future at Ikon Park last month.

According to McKay, Cripps is likely to be one of the next dominos to fall in Carlton’s slew of re-signings.

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“We are in discussions with Patrick’s management at the moment and they are heading in the right direction,” he told SEN’s Time On.

“We are still not sure how long that’s going to be, but Patrick’s indicated to us he is keen to stay, we are obviously very very keen for him to stay with us as well.

“They are heading in the right direction.”

McKay also praised the importance of Murphy’s commitment to the Blues, as the 30-year-old ignored interest from rival clubs.

“We were confident that Murph wanted to stay with us and that’s certainly what he was indicating,” he said.

“Obviously the free agency period is such it allows the boys to explore other options if they like.

“For Marc to sign up with us is a real vote of confidence in where we are heading and our systems to do that.”

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