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Trengove takes Scully at his word

By Robert Grant 21/07/2011 04:30:17 PM Comments (0)

Jack Trengove is happy to take fellow Melbourne young gun Tom Scully at his word when the No.1 draft pick says he has yet to decide on his AFL playing future.

Scully has been the centre of speculation that a multi-million move to Greater Western Sydney for the Giants' inaugural season in 2012 is a done deal.

He and Trengove were the top two picks in the 2009 national draft but there are fears that Scully will head north after just two seasons with the Demons.

One of the reasons given is dissatisfaction among the players after captain James MacDonald was pushed into retirement and Cameron Bruce left for Hawthorn.

But Trengove on Thursday denied that was an issue and said he fully believed Scully, who has insisted he will not decide his playing future until the end of this season.

"Obviously there's been a lot of talk about it but right from the start I've just listened to what he's said and I think he's a really honest person," Trengove said.

"He has said he's just going to leave his contract talks to the end of the year.

"He's the only voice that I'm listening to at the moment and I've got every confidence in him."

Trengove said Scully's situation was not a distraction for the team.

"It's not one of those things that's talked about within the club," he said.

"It's left to him, his manager and the club."

He also said their was no disharmony between the players and club officials over the departure of MacDonald and Bruce.

"All the players have the upmost respect for James MacDonald but we've got a young developing side and we're trying to push for finals over the next few years," Trengove said.

"We're just trying to develop as many young guys as possible to make sure we're the best team in a few years time."

Meanwhile, Trengove said that Scully was only a 50-50 chance to play in Sunday's game against Hawthorn after being subbed off with a knee injury in last Saturday night's win over Port Adelaide in Darwin.

He said consistency remained a problem for the Demons and the next month's string of matches against four top-eight sides - Hawthorn, Geelong, Carlton and West Coast - should allow the Demons to gauge their progress.

"It's going to be a great test for us to see where we're at," he said.

"We've had an up and down season and ... we're doing everything we can to try and get out of that rollercoaster-like play."

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