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Fevola says he wants to stay a Blue

05/07/2007 10:46:57 PM Comments (0)

Suspended full-forward Brendan Fevola says he wants to play on with Carlton in the 2008 AFL season.

Fevola met with Carlton officials to discuss what he needed to do to become a better team player after he was banned for one week after a poor game against Fremantle last Saturday.

Fevola's suspension prompted speculation he might be traded to another club after this season, but the reigning Coleman medallist said he wanted to remain a Blue.

"Of course I do," he told Channel Nine's The Footy Show.

"I'm contracted next year and I'll be there next year, and I'm looking forward to playing out the last eight weeks."

Fevola, who will miss Sunday's game against Melbourne, met with Carlton chief executive Greg Swann and football operations general manager Steven Icke to discuss some areas he needed to work on.

"Yeah it was good, I had a good chat with Swanny and Stick, it was good yeah," said Fevola, who will meet with coach Denis Pagan on Monday, when he returns to the club after his suspension.

"I'll be back, looking forward to it ... and looking forward to next week."

Swann said Fevola was one of Carlton's best players and required next year.

"We were always pretty confident he'd come back," Swann told The Footy Show.

"He is a Carlton person, he wants to stay with the club and we want him to stay at the club.

"Brendan's a contracted player, we want him to remain at the club and he'll come back and play good footy for us."

Fevola conceded two 50-metre penalties against the Dockers and has repeatedly remonstrated with umpires in recent games, and Swann was hopeful the spearhead would learn from his suspension.

"We're hoping so, that was probably the purpose of it," he said.

"We think for us to get better and for Brendan to get better, some of those things that we spoke about have to improve and hopefully they will."

Swann and Fevola both declined to outline what they spoke about.

Asked if his week away from the club had been tough, Fevola said: "It's been OK, (I) had a rest with the kids and that, which was good."

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