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Grant quits as Bulldogs captain

02/09/2004 08:43:26 PM Comments (0)

Chris Grant has quit as captain of the Western Bulldogs, but will play on next AFL season.

Grant has captained the club for the past four seasons, but at 31 and with one season left in his career, wants to give another teammate the opportunity to lead.

News of Grant's decision came on the same day Hawthorn's Shane Crawford announced he would stand down as skipper.

New Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade plans to take his time over appointing Grant's successor, but said he would welcome players making themselves available for the position.

"You don't mind guys putting their hands up, whether it's early in the week wanting a job or an opportunity in a game, of whether it's even in the corporate world," he said.

"So that's a positive, but we also want to take some time to identify some guys over the pre-season and maybe even in the Wizard Cup who we think can handle the job."

Eade said Brad Johnson and Luke Darcy were the candidates from among the more senior group, while Robert Murphy, Daniel Giansiracusa and Mitch Hahn were some of the younger players who might be considered.

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