The Lions are confident they can retain star midfielder James Aish beyond 2015.
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Brisbane Lions chief executive Greg Swann says the club is confident it can retain talented youngster James Aish beyond the 2015 season.
The Lions used pick no.7 to select the 18-year-old midfielder in the 2013 national draft and the South Australian enjoyed a stellar debut season.
Swann told SEN radio that he understood Lions fans would begin to worry the longer the contract talks dragged out.
“We put an offer to him [and] we’re hopeful that it will get done not long after Christmas,” Swann said.
“But look, we know how it works, if it gets delayed again, and gets delayed again people will start to get worried.”
The former Carlton CEO said the Lions were not at panic stations yet.
“It’s up to us to make this environment a good place to play footy and live and so far so good and hopefully we get something done early in the new year,” Swann said.
“At this stage we’re not panicking. We’ll just see how it goes.”