Dangerfield has dismissed speculation surrounding his playing future after the sacking of Brenton Sanderson.
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Adelaide Crows star Patrick Dangerfield has dismissed speculation surrounding his playing future, calling it “ridiculous”.
Following the sacking of coach Brenton Sanderson, the star midfielder was the first Crows player to speak publicly about the shock axing and angrily denied that it was player-driven.
In an interview on Channel Nine, the 24-year-old was reminded of an interview earlier this year when he said as long as Sanderson was at Adelaide, he was happy to stay.
The player admitted he had met with Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson during the week, but said the discussion surrounded the upcoming International Rules Series.
Dangerfield, along with fellow young-guns Taylor Walker and Rory Sloane, will become eligible for free agency at the end of next season, but said discussions surrounding their futures were premature.
“I understand it (speculation), but it’s ridiculous because it’s a full 12 months away,” he said.
“We love playing at the club.
“In terms of discussions regarding my contract, Sloaney’s and Tex’s, it’s premature.”
Given the recent events at Adelaide, Dangerfield said it was the wrong time to be talking about his playing future.
“We’re in a transitional period with our coach and it’s not something that needs to be discussed,” he said.
“I love the city, I love the club, I love playing there and that’s all that needs to be said.”