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Wells has no intention of a return to WA

By Leonard Siragusa 20/05/2008 06:43:04 PM Comments (0)

North Melbourne midfielder Daniel Wells has revealed he has no intentions of returning home to play for a West Australian AFL club.

There have been reports cash-rich WA clubs West Coast and Fremantle would attempt to lure the 23-year-old, who falls out of contract at the end of the season, with an enticing offer.

But Wells said he was not considering a move back to Perth.

"I read that in the paper, but I've never said anything like that, I'm happy at the Roos," Wells told AAP.

"The club's been fantastic for me ever since I've been here. They've done a lot of stuff outside of footy and I appreciate what they have done (and) I really enjoy playing here."

Asked if he would like to be a one-club player, Wells replied with an emphatic: "Yes, I do."

While Wells would not be drawn on whether negotiating a new contract was a distraction, he said his was concentrating on re-capturing his form.

"I just want to get my playing (form) back on track, improve my performance and down the track we'll speak about (a new contract)," Wells said.

North Melbourne would take heart from Wells wanting to remain a Roo as they plan for the future.

The club believes the No.2 draft pick along with father-son draftee Jesse Smith and key inside midfielder Daniel Harris will form the engine room when `Roo veterans Brent Harvey, who plays his 250th game against the Western Bulldogs this Sunday, and captain Adam Simpson retire within the next two or three years.

Wells, who has tempted the North Melbourne faithful with glimpses of his talent during 110 senior games, has accepted he had not yet met expectations.

While Wells said he was working on improving his defensive game, particularly on tackling and chasing, the Roos would like to see him use his pace to take on the opposition.

Despite suffering a jarred knee in the first five minutes of the last Saturday night's match against West coast, the dynamic midfielder produced a special goal.

Wells gathered the ball from a ruck contest on the wing and burst away from his opponent and after a couple of bounces, he slotted through a goal from 50m on the run.

"Supporters would be wanting a lot more of that stuff," Wells said.

"I feel like it's coming it's not to far away without putting too much pressure on myself."

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