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Cornes vows to play out AFL career at Port

16/08/2011 07:27:05 PM Comments (0)

Veteran Port Adelaide midfielder Kane Cornes has dug in his heels, saying there is no way he will accept an AFL trade offer.

Whatever the club's plans, the 28-year-old wants to play out his career at the Power.

Cornes spoke a day after widespread media reports that the club had told him he would not be required next season.

Port Adelaide insist that is not the case.

Asked if he thought his time at the club was about to come to an end, Cornes told Network Ten: "certainly not - I'm contracted to the footy club, so I'm really looking forward to playing out my time at Port Adelaide."

The three-time club best and fairest winner and two-time All Australian, also a member of Port's 2004 premiership team, made it clear he would resist any attempt to trade him.

"I don't want to be traded and I certainly refuse any trade if that was to come about, which I don't think it will," he said.

"I'm really settled here in Adelaide, I have a lot of stuff going on with my eldest child and he starts school next year.

"So I'm very happy in Adelaide and that's where I will be."

Cornes' eldest son Eddy, four, was born with a heart condition and is due to undergo surgery later this year.

Port is in turmoil on and off the field, with the club likely to finish bottom.

Their last two matches have been a 138-point hammering from Collingwood and a 165-point disaster against Hawthorn.

Cornes' older brother and team-mate Chad retired after the Collingwood match.

There is also speculation about moves to oust club president Brett Duncanson at the end of the season.

But Duncanson is determined to stay in the role.

Kane re-signed with the club at the end of last season and has played 17 senior games this year.

But he admits he is not playing well and is unsure about retaining his place in the side for Sunday's home game against the Western Bulldogs.

"My form hasn't been that great, I was pretty average on the weekend," he said.

"I'm probably like 18 or 19 of our guys from the weekend, they'll probably wondering if they'll get a game this week.

"I'm probably in that boat."

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