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We won't trade Kerr: West Coast CEO

By Justin Chadwick 02/08/2009 05:18:22 PM Comments (0)

West Coast chief executive Trevor Nisbett has emphatically denied the Eagles would contemplate trading injury-plagued on-baller Daniel Kerr at the end of the AFL season.

Kerr signed a new long-term contract with the Eagles at the end of last year but has been well below his best in 2009, struggling to deal with persistent tags and a debilitating groin complaint

When asked whether the Eagles would consider trading Kerr if they were offered a first-round pick at November's national draft, Nisbett said: "Well no, it's not enough. The bottom line is Daniel's a super player.

"He is a genuine, quality player and a franchise player. He's a player we can ill-afford to lose."

Kerr is unlikely to play again this season due to his groin complaint.

The 25-year-old has missed 18 games through injury and suspension since the start of 2008.

But Nisbett said Kerr remained an integral part of West Coast's future planning.

"We need to get him right and probably this year and last year he's missed half the season on both occasions," Nisbett told Fox Sports.

Nisbett conceded the club was certain to lose ruckman Mark Seaby at the end of the season.

Seaby, frustrated by a lack of opportunities due to the dominance of Dean Cox and the emergence of Nic Naitanui, has already told club officials he wants to be traded.

"Seabs has certainly indicated he wants a new club," Nisbett said. "He indicated that at the end of last year. He wants to develop further.

"He's 25 years of age and we understand that. He hasn't been getting regular games this year and he's good enough to play regular senior footy so we understand all of that."

Nisbett hinted the club may also trade inconsistent forward Ashley Hansen, who was dumped for Sunday's match against Essendon.

"Ash is on contract and will more than likely be playing next year unless there's something that develops later," Nisbett said.

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