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McPhee a free hit for Fremantle

By Justin Chadwick 24/11/2009 03:11:44 PM Comments (0)

Fremantle football operations manager Chris Bond has described the imminent arrival of former Bomber Adam McPhee to the AFL club as a "free hit".

McPhee was unhappy with Essendon's two-year contract extension offer and cut ties with the club earlier this month.

The 27-year-old, who played two seasons with the Dockers before moving to Essendon, is expected to rejoin Fremantle via the pre-season draft on a three-year deal.

Bond said McPhee, a 167-game veteran, would add vital experience to Fremantle's fledgling list.

"Hopefully Adam McPhee falls our way," Bond said.

"We'll be over the moon if we can get an Adam McPhee to this football club because we're getting him in the pre-season for a free hit.

"Adam McPhee is just a fanatical trainer, a player that wants to play in success (and) a player that believes maybe we can do that.

"He's very keen and very committed to being at this football club and we are to having him.

"He's a player that we still think has a lot of football left in him because of the way he goes about his professionalism.

"It is a pre-season pick and it falls into our strategy well."

Bond said Fremantle would target the best players at the upcoming national draft and not necessarily home grown talent.

But West Australian midfielder Anthony Morabito is almost certain to be called out by Fremantle with pick No.4.

"(We want) the best player that will fit into our list management model and help us achieve sustained success," Bond said.

"I don't mind where they are in Australia.

"We'll get them, we'll get them here and we'll back ourselves to keep them here.

"We believe strongly with what we've done over the last 12 months that you need to back your environment.

"We need to do that."

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