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Power set to approach Swans defender in trade period


Port Adelaide finished the season on top of the ladder, but one area of need for them in the upcoming trade period is adding tall defensive depth.

The Power struggled at times against key forwards throughout the year, with the likes of Tom Jonas, Tom Clurey and Trent McKenzie playing undersized.

SEN SANFL commentator Miles Pfitzner believes the Power have approached Sydney defender Aliir Aliir about filling that void.

“Apparently the Sydney Swans player Aliir Aliir has been offered a contract by Port Adelaide,” Pfitzner told SEN SA Drive.

“He’s still contracted at the Swans, but Port is very interested and has offered him a contract to join the Power in 2021.”

While he admitted he has no insight into their list management, Port Adelaide assistant coach Michael Voss said it may be an area they bolster in the trade period.

“(Aliir) probably would (bolster our backline). I can’t speculate about our level of interest in him, but I know there’s a lot being talked about our back six and what it should look like. I think our guys have stood tall all year,” Voss said.

“You’d look at bolstering any area, but the guys and the jobs they’ve done down there have been superb, but we’re always looking to get better.”

Aliir is contracted for 2021 with the Swans, after a 2020 season spent playing both in defence and in the ruck when required.

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