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Deal done, now for the Demons

Geelong midfielder Cam Guthrie has signed a four-year contract extension. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

CAM Guthrie is keen to shed the tag of being the most experienced player on Geelong’s list without a premiership.

Guthrie, who has signed a four-year contract extension, sits fourth on the current Cats list for games played at 204, with Joel Selwood (333), Tom Hawkins (301) and Mitch Duncan (234) all having achieved the ultimate.

The 29-year-old was at Kardinia Park in the club’s most recent premiership year in 2011, but he didn’t play again at AFL level that year after appearing in the opening two rounds.

“Projecting forward from then, it was always a goal of mine to get in that group and be a premiership player,” Guthrie said.

“There’s been opportunities over those years, but (we) haven’t quite been able to go all the way, and 2021 is just another opportunity.

“(I’m) looking forward to what the next couple of weeks holds.”

Guthrie says it’s “exciting” to be preparing for another preliminary final as a club, with Geelong down to the last four in premiership contention for the seventh occasion during his time at the club.

“We want to be here when the whips are cracking, and we are again,” the reigning Carji Greeves medallist said. “Once again, we give ourselves a chance.

“We’ve settled into Perth in the hub and got through all that now, and eyes are on Friday night now.

“We’re willing to go out and give it our best shot, and we’ve been preparing that way.

“We’re really enthusiastic about our prospects again and can’t wait to get out there.”

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