The former Geelong premiership player played “his best game of the season” according to coach Guy McKenna at Victoria Park against Collingwood yesterday. It was the Suns final game in the VFL.
A decision on Ablett was likely to depend on how many uncontracted players the club gets from other clubs with Adelaide’s Nathan Bock signing at the Suns and Port Adelaide’s Nathan Krakouer likely to be among “eight or nine” players from other clubs.
Conjecture remains if a decision could also be linked to whether Nathan’s brother Gary is lured to the Suns.
“With all of those boys, we have to sit down with Scott (Clayton) about what’s in and what’s out and all of that sort of stuff,” McKenna said.
“He’ll obviously have to sit down and make a logical view on where all the boys are at. There’s just so many factors to factor in. We can’t just go on one performance, we’ll go on the whole season and what we think.”
“He’s given himself a chance to be on our list,” he said.
McKenna said there was no rush on a decision.
“I’m not sure of deadlines about nominating previously listed players. We don’t have to rush into it, we’ll just let the dust settle and the emotion settle and we’ve got a best and fairest on Sunday that we’re looking forward to,” he said.
By Brent Diamond