North Melbourne coach Brad Scott is open to the idea of bolstering the club’s midfield stocks amid reported interest in Port Adelaide’s Jared Polec and West Coast’s Andrew Gaff.
The Kangaroos defied the doubters to come within a whisker of making the finals, missing the eight by a single game and doubling its 2017 win tally.
While Scott is excited about the potential of his young on-ball brigade, he would like to compliment that with a sprinkle of star dust during the upcoming trade period.
“We’d love to bring in another midfielder in or two,” Scott told SEN’s Whateley.
“But we didn’t last year and what happened is Trent Dumont came forward, Jye Simpkin came forward, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Paul Ahern and Jed Anderson.
“Every time you don’t get a player people think it’s a disaster, whereas it gives you an opportunity to grow other players.
“We’re still in a good position with the young players we’ve got coming through, but we’d certainly like to add a few.”
With lucrative offers for both Polec and Gaff reportedly on the table, North aren’t any closer to finding out whether the duo will land at Arden Street.
“I don’t think players want to make a decision on those things with any finality until something can be done about it,” Scott added.
“It’s a really tough one for clubs because we’re in the dark; we don’t know exactly what’s going on.
“When the trade period opens up in October is when you find out and we’ve been in that position plenty of times before.
“Some have gone our way and some haven’t, so we’re still none the wiser.”
Listen to Brad Scott’s chat on SEN’s Whateley with Gerard Whateley in the player below