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Delisted Demon set to be offered AFL lifeline


Former Melbourne defender Jay Lockhart is set to be offered an AFL lifeline by GWS, reports SEN’s Sam Edmund.

Lockhart was one of four Demons players delisted shortly after the club’s drought-breaking Grand Final win over the Western Bulldogs in Perth.

The 25-year-old played 22 games for Melbourne since joining the club as a pre-season supplemental selection in early 2019.

Edmund says Lockhart is a “real chance” to join the Giants in November’s rookie draft.

“I’m told Jay Lockhart, who was delisted two days after the Grand Final, at least that’s when it was announced, he’s a very good chance of joining GWS and getting that AFL olive branch,” Edmund told SEN’s Dwayne’s World.

“I think he’s going to join the Giants in next month’s rookie draft, that’s the indication I’ve been given. The Giants have got a few other things going on with the National Draft and such.

“Jay Lockhart is a real chance to join in the rookie draft.”

GWS is also interested in signing former West Coast utility Jarrod Brander as a delisted free agent.

Brander was delisted by the Eagles after playing 22 matches in four seasons.

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