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Port's Trengove weighs up Victorian return

By Steve Larkin 22/06/2011 01:51:06 PM Comments (0)

Sought-after Port Adelaide utility Jackson Trengove will decide whether to return to his native Victoria late in the AFL season.

The emerging 20-year-old, out of contract at Port at season's end, is being chased by several Victorian clubs.

Richmond is believed to be the major suitor for the highly-rated Trengove, who this year became the youngest ever member of Port's leadership group.

The 31-gamer returned to Melbourne when Port had the bye a fortnight ago and discussed his future with his manager and family.

"At this stage, it's not going to get decided until towards the end of the year," Trengove said on Wednesday.

"I'll sit down again with my manager towards the end of the year, and my family, and we'll work out that situation.

"But at this stage I'm not actually thinking about my contract."

Trengove's reluctance to re-commit is troubling the debt-ridden Power, who will be financially propped up by the AFL for the next three years to ensure the club's survival.

The key position player said he loved living in Adelaide but acknowledged the lure of his family in Melbourne.

"They (family) do play a bit of part, whether they're happy ... and it's fair to say most players would think about their family," he said.

"But in the end it's my decision, and towards the end of the year that will get sorted out with my management and the club."

Trengove said he was excited about the potential of Port's youthful playing list despite the club battling with just two wins this season.

"The youth that is around the club ... the talent is there, that should really excite the fans the players at this club," he said.

"Every player wants to be part of a premiership and I think this club here has the potential."

Recruited by Port with pick 22 in the 2008 national draft, Trengove said elevation into the Power's leadership group had been an enormous benefit.

"It has been fantastic for my personal development," he said.

"Obviously learning off (captain) Dom (Cassisi) and (vice-captain) Dean (Brogan), who are the elder statesmen in that group, has been terrific for me.

"We are developing as a group and learning each day.

"We are going through a fair few things at the moment obviously only winning two games, so we have got to turn that into a core group and really strong area."

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