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Carr returns to the Port fold

16/12/2008 06:58:20 PM Comments (0)

Port Adelaide premiership star Josh Carr says he hopes his future at the club will be as good as his past after four years playing with the Fremantle Dockers.

Carr became a Power played again on Tuesday when Port used their No.2 pick in the AFL pre-season draft to select the 2004 premiership player.

He resumed training with Port Adelaide in November and said the past few weeks at Alberton had been the most enjoyable pre-season of his career.

"The last eight weeks I've been really looking forward to this day, to get another chance to come back to this club," Carr said.

"I really enjoyed my time here before, I know how great a club it is, and once I walked back in it really reminded me how good it was before and how good it will be in the future as well."

Power coach Mark Williams said Carr would add experience and toughness to the side and strengthen the midfield.

"We think he runs better and he kicks more goals, so that's a bonus," Williams said.

"The ability to win clearances is still there, he still provides a bit of antagonistic stuff around the stoppages and gets in the face of the opposition."

"He is really tough and a great leader for us."

Williams said Carr did not owe the club anything after 105 games for the Power between 1999 and 2004.

But he said the former Docker could not rely on history to get back in the side.

The Power on Tuesday also picked up five players in the AFL rookie draft - Wade Thompson from North Adelaide, Danny Meyer from Richmond, Daniel Stewart from North Adelaide, Matthew Martin from West Adelaide and Jesse Laurie from Claremont.

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