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Didak would fit in nicely at Port: Boak

By Daniel Brettig 06/08/2008 04:48:24 PM Comments (0)

Wayward Collingwood forward Alan Didak would be a "perfect" addition to Port Adelaide's list, according to young Power midfielder Travis Boak.

Didak's transfer papers out of the Lexus Centre were effectively signed on Tuesday when he was suspended for the rest of the year for lying about his part in the Heath Shaw drink-driving incident, and Port Adelaide have quickly emerged as the frontrunner for his services.

In addition to being the place where Didak, 25, made his start as a footballer, Alberton Oval is also currently awash with talk of high ambitions for the AFL trade and draft periods to strengthen a young squad that will have serious finals aspirations in 2009.

Boak was convinced that pursuing Didak should be a priority for the Power recruiting staff.

"He's a quality player and he's had a fantastic year with Collingwood - he'd probably fit nicely into our side," Boak said.

"He's an exciting player and with our exciting brand of football he'd be perfect with our team.

"He's a goalsneak and another great forward to fit in with Ebo (Brett Ebert) and Mots (Daniel Motlop).

"I think the club would look at it, sit down with him and see if he'd fit in with our culture and things like that."

The eagerness with which Port have entertained the prospect of signing Didak, also exhibited by football manager Peter Rohde, contrasts with the uneasiness within Port's squad about who will be around next year.

Though Michael Wilson's retirement opens up one spot, there may be up to nine other players on their way out at year's end, and coach Mark Williams has already said his mind is made up about several.

Boak, more than safe at Port after an impressive second year, had plenty of empathy for those on the fringes.

"Yeah it probably plays on their mind a little bit and it probably puts a bit of motivation in their head for them to go out and play some good footy," Boak said.

"They'll be looking at the last four games as their last four games to go out there and play the best footy they can."

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