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The Gold Coast forward who may need to seek a trade at season's end


Alex Sexton’s career at Gold Coast is at a crossroads after being dropped again by coach Stuart Dew ahead of Saturday afternoon’s clash against Collingwood.

The 27-year-old was omitted multiple times last year and wasn’t selected this week after being the club’s injury sub during their win over Sydney last Saturday.

Brownlow medallist Gerard Healy said Sexton should seek out feedback about why he’s been in and out of the team in the last 12 months and if he’s still unclear, urged him to put in a trade request at the end of the season.

“Alex Sexton has been a pivotal part of that club for a long time and his best is really good,” he said on AFL Nation.

“He’s now been dropped three times in 12 months and he’s been dropped as the injury sub, so he didn’t play in last week’s win.

“So he needs to go and sit down with the coach and re-affirm why he has been exited and if he can’t sort that out, he needs to put himself up for trade next year.

“He’s a good player but to become a very good player, he has to become a bit more consistent.”

Sexton has played five games so far this year, kicking five goals and averaging five marks.

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