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Scully will be a leader at GWS: Sheedy

12/09/2011 06:57:15 PM Comments (0)

Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy says the AFL's 18th side is poised to make more contract announcements this week.

Melbourne young gun Tom Scully signed a multi-million dollar six-year contract with the Giants on Monday.

There is speculation retired trio Luke Power, Chad Cornes and Dean Brogan will join Scully at the Giants this week and Sheedy confirmed his club was poised to confirm some experienced recruits.

"I think the announcements will come pretty soon because a lot of these guys have retired," Sheedy said.

"I would think that somewhere before Thursday and Friday this week."

Power, who played 282 games with Brisbane and announced his retirement in the penultimate round of the season, confirmed on Monday he was set to join GWS as both a player and an assistant coach.

"It is looking like I will (play with GWS), I will head down to GWS and the role will involve a lot of coaching," Power told Triple M.

"The deal has not been finalised, but I have had some really positive talks and see it as a great way to transition after my playing days."

The Giants won't name a skipper until the full playing list has been assembled but Scully's name is expected to feature prominently in the club's inaugural leadership group for 2012.

Some media outlets have tipped he'll share the captaincy with Phil Davis but the 20-year-old says he's yet to discuss the topic with anyone at the club.

Sheedy was impressed with Scully's slick performance at his maiden GWS media conference on Monday.

"He's definitely going to be a leader, I can assure you of that," Sheedy said.

"Don't think he won't. With that sort of attitude you see here today.

"I've been around a lot of players over many years and you love that tough, hard-nosed (attitude of) `I want to go there. I want to be great. I want to get this club up and running.'"

Scully captained Victoria Metro in the 2009 AFL Under 18 championship, the same year he was taken with the first selection in the draft.

The midfielder made no secret of his leadership aspirations on Monday.

"The opportunity to become a leader in what's a very young group is something that appealed to me and made my decision pretty easy," he said.

"I aspire to be a leader, so if that opportunity came up I'd be more than happy to take on a role."

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