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Bulldogs wingman a “50-50 chance” of switching clubs before trade deadline


Lachie Hunter is a “50-50 chance” to be traded before Wednesday night's deadline, with at least one club particularly interested.

The 27-year-old took two months of personal leave earlier this year and played just four games after Round 5.

With Hunter struggling to get any momentum in his footy throughout 2022, his manager Paul Connors suggested the wingman was looking for a fresh start.

Connors didn’t reveal which clubs are interested, but added Hunter’s biggest suitor had plenty of trade activity to complete on Wednesday.

“Lachie (Hunter) and I have actually been having some good dialogue this week, he’s spoken to the club, feels like a fresh change might be good for him,” he told SEN’s The Run Home.

“It is late, but I would be suggesting he’s a 50-50 chance to move.

“We’ve kept it quiet, we think that there’s a little bit of interest for both parties.

“Sometimes there’s a win-win for player and club, and I think the player and club would think a fresh start for Lachie would be wonderful.”

He added: “I’ve got one club in particular (that's interested). They have got a few things to still tick off, and the Western Bulldogs are as busy as anyone today”.

Hunter won a premiership with the Bulldogs in 2016 and also claimed the club’s best and fairest in 2018.

Connors and all AFL managers have until 7:30pm Wednesday night (AEDT) to sort trades for their clients.


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