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What next for Menzel, Murdoch?

Geelong forward Daniel Menzel. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Marcel Berens)

THE futures of out-of-contract Geelong duo Daniel Menzel and Jordan Murdoch are set to become clearer in coming days.

Menzel and Murdoch, along with Jackson Thurlow entered the final day of the AFL trade period with uncertainty about their situation for 2019, with only Thurlow finding a new home when he was traded to Sydney for pick No.70.

“We’ll go away over the next couple of days as we realise what draft picks we have and how many spots we’ll have on our list, and make some decisions on how it pans out for those fellows.”


If the Cats were to delist both, that would mean eleven players gone from the 2018 list.

Already out the door are George Horlin-Smith (Gold Coast), Linc McCarthy (Brisbane Lions) and Jackson Thurlow (Sydney), with Aaron Black, Stewart Crameri, Ryan Gardner, Cory Gregson, Matt Hayballand Timm House delisted last month.

However, Wells is happy to have added Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs), Gary Rohan (Sydney) and Nathan Krueger (South Adelaide).

“Those three players are players we think can help us specifically in areas we need to improve,” he said.

“To be able to do that and maintain our position in the draft is a good result.”

Wells has confirmed Jack Henry will be promoted to the senior list ahead of 2019.

He says the Cats have to decide on whether they nominate Oscar Brownless as a father-son and fellow Geelong Falcon Blake Schlensog as a Next Generation Academy signing by October 31.

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In: Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs), Nathan Kreuger (South Adelaide), Gary Rohan (Sydney), picks 59, 70

Out: Lincoln McCarthy (Brisbane Lions), George Horlin-Smith (Gold Coast), Jackson Thurlow (Sydney), picks 54, 57

2018 Draft Picks: 12, 50, 59, 60, 70, 87

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