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Chook delisted but may stay a Cat

Geelong midfielder Charlie Constable. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG has agreed to delist Charlie Constable to allow the underused midfielder to explore his options as a delisted free agent.

However, it is understood the Cats haven’t ruled out retaining the 22-year-old as a rookie if he doesn’t find a home elsewhere.

On Wednesday night, Geelong list manager Stephen Wells said that following the end of the trade period, the club was still weighing up Constable’s future.

“He’s one we will be talking with and about over the course of the next ten days as we finalise our list,” Wells said.

“At the end of October, those decisions have to be made by.

“We’re going to get stuck into that now that the trade period’s happened without him being traded.”

CATS: STENGLE NO CONCERN 

Drafted from NAB League club Sandringham Dragons at the end of 2018, Constable made his debut in the opening round of the 2019 season and played seven of the opening nine rounds.

However, he managed just two AFL appearances in 2020 and three this year, which all came in the opening three rounds.

Two of those games – against Adelaide in Round 1 and Hawthorn on Easter Monday – were as the starting medical substitute.

CATS: WELL CONTENT WITH CLARK TRADE

Constable, who finished third in the Geelong’s VFL best-and-fairest, becomes the ninth player to come off the Cats’ AFL list.

Geelong has already farewelled traded pair Darcy Fort (Brisbane Lions) and Nathan Kreuger (Collingwood), retired duo Josh Jenkins and Lachie Henderson, and the delisted Ben Jarvis, Oscar Brownless, Cam Taheny and Stefan Okunbor.

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