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Ablett chats with brother about future

By Darren Cartwright 13/10/2010 04:44:03 PM Comments (0)

Gold Coast's star recruit Gary Ablett has had a heart-to-heart chat with his younger brother Nathan about his AFL future and the dream of being reunited as teammates.

Nathan Ablett is uncontracted and must shine during pre-season training to gain a contract with the Suns and rejoin his Brownlow medal-winning brother on the senior list.

The pair was teammates at Geelong and members of the Cats' 2007 premiership side before Nathan walked away from the game.

Gary, 26, said Nathan, who is based on the Gold Coast, has been his local tour guide and during that time they had discussed playing alongside each other once again.

"I have (discussed his future) but it's not something I want to tell you guys - that's between him and me," Ablett told reporters.

"We've definitely had that chat.

"He's excited about getting back and doing the pre-season and proving himself and getting on the list.

"It's always a great thing to play with your brother and it was a great opportunity at Geelong and if we get that opportunity again it will be great."

Gary said Nathan had the skill and the passion to play AFL football and he was confident his 25-year-old sibling would succeed.

"But he's not just going to get a spot, he has to prove himself and I think he will," Gary Ablett said.

"He has to come in and start the pre-season off and train really well and impress the coaches.

"If he does well enough he'll get a spot."

Ablett joined coach Guy McKenna and former Brisbane Lion Jared Brennan at the Suns' Carrara headquarters on Wednesday for a media call.

While Ablett is not due to front for training until mid-November, he said he's likely to start pre-season several weeks early with running sessions.

It is anticipated Ablett will be named the Suns' inaugural skipper early in the new year, but for the time being he played a straight bat to captaincy questions.

"I'm really excited about the challenges ahead," Ablett said.

"I have not seen a lot of the guys train, but I've heard they have a lot of talent.

"I want to get in to pre-season and prove myself and if I am the right man for the job (skipper) I will take it."

After months of speculation, Ablett confirmed late last month he would join the Suns as their main uncontracted signing.

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