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Wingard a required player at Port Adelaide says manager


Leading player manager Tom Petroro has made it clear that Chad Wingard will not be leaving Port Adelaide anytime soon.

It emerged this morning that one big Victorian club had asked after Wingard ahead of the trade period.

While SEN analyst and North Melbourne premiership player David King believes Wingard should be put up for trade.

However, Stride Sports Management’s Petroro insists the 25-year-old is an essential part of the Power setup and won’t be on the move this year.

Asked by Sam McClure on SEN’s Time On if two-time All-Australian Wingard was going anywhere, Petroro replied: “Not that I know of, but maybe Kingy knows more than I do.

“No, no, Chad’s contracted. Kingy’s got a job to speculate and he can throw suggestions because he likes to talk about list management.

“The reality is, he is a required player at Port and Port and I have had no discussions (about him leaving).

“I’ve had constant discussions with (list manager) Jason Cripps almost weekly and I haven’t had any discussions with any other clubs

“So I wouldn’t have thought that anything was happening there.”

Wingard kicked 22 goals and averaged 20.8 disposals in what was a fairly disappointing season for Port Adelaide who finished 10th on the AFL ladder.

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