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Cats midfielder open to position change


Geelong on-baller Mitch Duncan says he would be happy to play in different areas of the ground to accommodate the return of dual Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett.

The former Gold Coast Suns skipper and two-time premiership player is believed to be training as a full-time midfielder this pre-season, despite the popular belief the 33-year-old would spend significant time up forward in his second stint at the Cats.

With the prospect of Ablett spending significant time alongside fellow Brownlow Medallist Patrick Dangerfield and Cats skipper Joel Selwood set to send fear through opposition camps, Duncan says he would be happy to spend more time out wide or up forward to cater for Ablett’s return, despite spending the majority of the summer training with the midfield group.

“I just sit back and take it in. It’s pretty amazing to have them all in the same team, that’s for sure. They’ve all got the records to back that up,” Duncan told SEN’s Time On with Sam McClure.

“I’m just glad I’m a part of that team and not playing against them.

“I’m happy to play wherever my team needs me. I’m happy to go out to a wing or half-forward. I’m sure we’re going to have a range of blokes go through that midfield.

“I’m very open to positional change and I think the way the game is, you have to be.”

Duncan averaged 29.1 disposals at 74.8 per cent efficiency, 6.6 marks, 5.3 tackles, 4.3 clearances and 4.2 inside 50s a game in 2017, and also booted 25 goals.

Geelong kick off their 2018 campaign against Melbourne on Sunday March 25 at the MCG.


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