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Gawn would "love" to be Demons captain


Three-time All-Australian ruckman Max Gawn has confirmed his interest in being captain of Melbourne one day, but has put his full support behind incumbents Nathan Jones and Jack Viney.

Port Adelaide, West Coast and the Western Bulldogs have recently made changes to their captaincy situations and Gawn was honest when asked whether he wanted the role.

“A lot of (teams) do it early, we pick our captains around February or March, but it has been Nathan Jones for seven years,” Gawn told SEN’s Bob and Andy.

“It is a job I’d love to do. I don’t think anyone would shy away from captaincy and I certainly wouldn’t. It’s the oldest club in the land and I’d love to do it.

“At the moment we have a captain who is one of the best young leaders in the competition so I’m pretty happy where I am at the moment and I know Jack would like to improve on a few things himself, but he is the captain and a great young leader.”

Gawn has played 120 games for the Demons and has won back to back best and fairest medals.

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