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Suns may take a shine to Brad Miller

By Darren Cartwright 25/08/2010 05:00:18 PM Comments (0)

Melbourne forward Brad Miller should know within two weeks if he will be offered an AFL lifeline by fledgling club Gold Coast.

Suns coach Guy McKenna says he will discuss Miller's future when he next meets with club recruiting guru Scott Clayton.

The Suns desperately needs key position personnel and Miller, who has played 133 games with the Demons since being recruited from AFLQ side Mt Gravatt, has the ability to hold down centre half back or centre half forward.

At the moment, the Suns' main forward hope is former Geelong premiership forward Nathan Ablett who has yet to be signed but is also "under consideration".

"We've just done a review of the season and in two weeks time we will sit down with Scott and pour through the video and some more analysis on some of the players," McKenna said.

"Everyone at this stage coming out of contract and in the draft is a chance to be on our list.

"We have to sit down in two weeks time with Scott and look at our list of players who are going to be best for our footy club."

McKenna's main recruiting drive will start gathering pace from Monday when the Suns can start officially approaching players whose clubs are not contesting the finals.

Lions midfielder Michael Rischitelli is considered a certainty to sign with the Suns and his Brisbane teammate Jared Brennan has also been strongly linked with the fledgling club.

The Suns' Carrara stadium is excepted to open in mid-2011 with a capacity of 25,000.

Suns' chief executive officer Travis Auld says reserved seating will be capped at 20,000 with the club's 8,200 members getting priority.

"In an ideal world everyone would buy a reserve seat, but what we will do is deliberately hold back general admission tickets because we want people who haven't experienced AFL before to experience on the coast," Auld said.

"We have 8200 who have signed up as members and they will get three or four weeks to buy their seats first.

"We have plans for 80 per cent of the stadium to be sold in reserved seating."

He said the Suns will also be chasing Twenty20 cricket matches among several other sports to utilise the ground.

"We certainly have the capacity to play cricket," he said.

"It's a conception at the moment ... but yeah we'd have a drop in pitch."

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