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Port Adelaide GM of football provides update on trade targets


Port Adelaide GM of football Chris Davies has provided an insight into the club's potential trade targets Jordan Dawson and Jeremy Finlayson.

The Power were bundled out of the finals by the Western Bulldogs this year and will look to build their list to take them further next season.

Dawson recently told Sydney he wanted to go home to South Australia and has reportedly toured both West Lakes and Alberton.

Davies said he expects a decision in the coming days and believes coming to the Power would benefit Dawson’s career.

“Jordan has spoken with both clubs, I imagine his decision with where he wants to play his football in the future is imminent,” he told SEN’s Dwayne’s World.

“As a club, we thought we put our best foot forward.

“We think we have a program right now that is compelling, and players that come to our club from other footy clubs generally play better footy at Port Adelaide than what they have at their previous club.”

Meanwhile, Finlayson is exploring the possibility of moving to gain some family support after his partner gave birth to the couple’s first child last month.

He was recently spotted undergoing a medical test at the club, but Davies said they are simply keeping their options open.

“We’re moving into the trade period with an open mind to where we’re going to end up,” he said.

“It’s fair to suggest that Jeremy has links to South Australia, and in regards to that particular medical that happened, we just want to be ahead of the game so that if we do get through the trade period and Jeremy becomes an option then we’re well placed to get that done.

“I’d suggest that our primary target is Jordan Dawson, but if that wasn’t to come to fruition we’ll look at other ways to improve our list.”

Port Adelaide has just one draft pick inside the first three rounds in this year’s AFL draft, coming at number 17.

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